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.

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