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*Oneness Echad callling 蒙受的呼召
4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of Master, urge (奉勸你們) you to walk worthy of the calling with which you have been called (蒙受的呼召),
4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
4:3 Endeavouring to guard the unity of the Ruach in the bond of shalom.
*4:4 There is one body, and one Ruach, even as you are called in one tikvah of your calling;
*4:5 For ADON ECHAD (One Master), faith achat (One faith), tevilah achat (one Immersion)
*4:6 One Elohim and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Program for Proper Functioning of the Members of the Body (4:7-16)
4:7 But to every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Mashiach.
4:8 Therefore it says,
"When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men."
4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
4:11 And he gave some, shlichim; and some, neviim; and some, proclaimers; and some, pastors and teachers;
4:12 For the perfecting of the Set-Apart Ones, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Mashiach:
4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of ha Ben Elohim, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Mashiach:
4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of deceitful teaching, by the sons of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Mashiach:
4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body to the edifying of itself in love.
A new Way of thinking
4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in Adonay, that you henceforth walk not as other Goyim walk, in the vanity of their mind,
4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of Elohim through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
4:20 But you have not so learned Mashiach;
4:21 If so be that you have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Yehoshua (יהושע):
4:22 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
4:24 And that you put on the renewed man, which after Elohim is created in righteousness and Set-Apart of Truth.
4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
4:26 Be you angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
4:27 Neither give place to the devil.
4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs.
4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.
4:30 And grieve not the Ruach HaKodesh of Elohim, whereby you are sealed to the day of redemption.
4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
4:32 And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as Elohim for Mashiach's sake has forgiven you.
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