Ephesians 4:12

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the perfecting of the Saints, for the worke of the ministerie, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the training of the saints as servants in the church, for the building up of the body of Christ:
- Basic English Bible

for the perfecting of the saints; with a view to [the] work of [the] ministry, with a view to the edifying of the body of Christ;
- Darby Bible

For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
- Webster's Bible

in order fully to equip His people for the work of serving--for the building up of Christ's body--
- Weymouth Bible

for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Christ;
- World English Bible

to the ful endyng of seyntis, in to the werk of mynystrie, in to edificacioun of Cristis bodi,
- Wycliffe Bible

unto the perfecting of the saints, for a work of ministration, for a building up of the body of the Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 4:12


4:12 In this verse is noted the office of ministers; in the next, the aim of the saints; in the #14th|, 15th, 16th, the way of growing in grace. And each of these has three parts, standing in the same order. For the perfecting the saints - The completing them both in number and their various gifts and graces. To the work of the ministry - The serving God and his church in their various ministrations. To the edifying of the body of Christ - The building up this his mystical body in faith, love, holiness.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 4:12


Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints. Helping them to higher and holier lives. For the work of the ministry. For carrying on the various works assigned to the ministry. For the edifying of the body of Christ. All was intended to minister to the upbuilding of the church, within and without.

Discussion for Ephesians 4

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:49 for I have not spoken of myself but THE FATHER which sent me HE gave ME a commandment what I should say and what I should speak --12:50-- and I know that HIS commandment is life everlasting whatsoever I speak therefore even as THE FATHER said unto ME so I speak
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 5:30 the GOD of our fathers raised up JESUS whom you slew and hanged on a tree Acts 2:32 this JESUS hath GOD raised up whereof we all are witnesses ACTS 1:1 the former treatise have I made o theophilus of all that JESUS began both to do and teach --1:2-- until the day in which HE was taken up after that HE through the holy spirit had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 8:11 but if the spirit of HIM that raised up JESUS from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by HIS spirit that dwelleth in you --8:12-- therefore brethren we are debtors not to the flesh to live after the flesh --8:13-- for if you live after the flesh you shall die but if you through the spirit do mortify the deeds of the body you shall live
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you --- they are spirit --- and they are life John 5:21 for as THE FATHER raiseth up the dead and quickeneth them even so THE SON quickeneth whom HE will PSALM 119:25 my soul cleaveth unto the dust quicken thou me according to THY word
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 1:22 seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently --1:23-- being born again not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible by the word of GOD which liveth and abideth forever Matthew 24:11 and many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many
  • Pat
    Beautifully stated ms.Elaine Howell

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