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Ephesians 4:11-13 New King James Version (NKJV)

11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the [a]edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

Footnotes:

  1. Ephesians 4:12 building up
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Ephesians 4:11-13 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

11 And He gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, some as [a]pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the [b]saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the [c]knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature [d]which belongs to the fullness of Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. Ephesians 4:11 From Gr for shepherds
  2. Ephesians 4:12 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  3. Ephesians 4:13 Or true knowledge
  4. Ephesians 4:13 Lit of the fullness
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Ephesians 4:11-13 Amplified Bible (AMP)

11 And [His gifts to the church were varied and] He Himself appointed some as apostles [special messengers, representatives], some as prophets [who speak a new message from God to the people], some as evangelists [who spread the good news of salvation], and some as pastors and teachers [to shepherd and guide and instruct], 12 [and He did this] to fully equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service, to build up the body of Christ [the church]; 13 until we all reach oneness in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, [growing spiritually] to become a mature believer, reaching to the measure of the fullness of Christ [manifesting His spiritual completeness and exercising our spiritual gifts in unity].

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Ephesians 4:11-13 New International Version (NIV)

11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

New International Version (NIV)

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Ephesians 4:11-13 King James Version (KJV)

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

Colossians 1:28 New King James Version (NKJV)

28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Colossians 1:28 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

28 We proclaim Him, admonishing every person and teaching every person [a]with all wisdom, so that we may present every person [b]complete in Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 1:28 Lit in
  2. Colossians 1:28 Or perfect
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Colossians 1:28 Amplified Bible (AMP)

28 We proclaim Him, warning and instructing everyone in all wisdom [that is, with comprehensive insight into the word and purposes of God], so that we may present every person complete in Christ [mature, fully trained, and perfect in Him—the Anointed].

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Colossians 1:28 New International Version (NIV)

28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.

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Colossians 1:28 King James Version (KJV)

28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

Hebrews 6:1 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Peril of Not Progressing

Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to [a]perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 6:1 maturity
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Hebrews 6:1 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Danger of Falling Away

Therefore leaving the [a]elementary teaching about the [b]Christ, let us press on to [c]maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 6:1 Lit word of the beginning
  2. Hebrews 6:1 I.e., Messiah
  3. Hebrews 6:1 Or perfection
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Hebrews 6:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Peril of Falling Away

Therefore let us get past the elementary stage in the teachings about the Christ, advancing on to maturity and perfection and spiritual completeness, [doing this] without laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Hebrews 6:1 New International Version (NIV)

Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[a] and of faith in God,

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 6:1 Or from useless rituals
New International Version (NIV)

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Hebrews 6:1 King James Version (KJV)

Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

Hebrews 10:14 New King James Version (NKJV)

14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being [a]sanctified.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 10:14 set apart
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Hebrews 10:14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

14 For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are [a]sanctified.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 10:14 Or being sanctified
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Hebrews 10:14 Amplified Bible (AMP)

14 For by the one offering He has perfected forever and completely cleansed those who are being sanctified [bringing each believer to spiritual completion and maturity].

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Hebrews 10:14 New International Version (NIV)

14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

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Hebrews 10:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

Hebrews 13:21 New King James Version (NKJV)

21 make you [a]complete in every good work to do His will, working in [b]you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 13:21 perfect
  2. Hebrews 13:21 NU, M us
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Hebrews 13:21 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

21 equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

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Hebrews 13:21 Amplified Bible (AMP)

21 equip you with every good thing to carry out His will and strengthen you [making you complete and perfect as you ought to be], accomplishing in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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