CSBChristian Standard Bible
11And he himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, 12equipping the saints for the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ,#Rm 7:4; 1Co 10:16; 12:27; Col 2:17 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son,#Jn 5:19; Heb 1:2 growing into maturity with a stature#Lk 2:52 measured by Christ’s fullness. 14Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching,#Rm 15:4; Heb 13:9 by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit. 15But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into him who is the head#Col 2:10 — Christ. 16From him the whole body, fitted and knit together#Col 2:2 by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth#Col 2:19 of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.
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