Ephesians 4 ©
1 Paul exhorteth to those virtues which become the Christian calling, particularly to unity: 7 declaring that Christ gave his gifts differently, that his body the church might be built up and perfected in the true faith by the cooperation of the individual members with one another, and with him their head. 17 He calleth men off from the vain and impure conversation of the heathen world, 22 to renounce the old, and to put on the new, man: 25 to discard lying, 26 and sinful anger; 28 to leave off dishonest practices, and to gain by honest labour what they have occasion for; 29 to use no corrupt talk, 30 nor grieve God's Spirit; 31 to put away all expressions of ill will, and to practise mutual kindness and forgiveness.
(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also mdescended first into the lower parts of the earth?
tTill we all come 4in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the 5stature of uthe fulness of Christ:
That we henceforth be no more vchildren, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the *sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
zFrom whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
aThis I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that bye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
And that ye put on kthe new man, which after God is created in righteousness and 8true holiness.