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

  • Bookreadingismything
    I learned this the hard way. Now I watch what I say, thinking with regret and remorse about the unkind things I said in the past.
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 20:24 BUT NONE OF THESE THINGS MOVE ME NEITHER COUNT I MY LIFE DEAR UNTO MYSELF SO THAT I MIGHT FINISH MY COURSE WITH JOY AND THE MINISTRY WHICH I HAVE RECEIVED OF THE LORD JESUS TO TESTIFY THE GOSPEL OF THE GRACE OF GOD COLOSSIANS 1:6 WHICH IS COME UNTO YOU AS IT IS IN ALL THE WORLD AND BRINGETH FORTH FRUIT AS IT DOTH ALSO IN YOU SINCE THE DAY YOU HEARD OF IT AND KNEW THE GRACE OF GOD IN TRUTH TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED UNTO ALL MEN --2:12-- TEACHING US -- THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD PSALM 118:8 IT IS BETTER TO TRUST IN THE LORD THAN TO PUT YOUR CONFIDENCE IN MAN PSALM 108:12 GIVE US HELP FROM TROUBLE --- FOR VAIN IS THE HELP OF MAN
  • Elaine Maxine Howell
    It s difficult to minister to others, when you are not spiritually feeding nor standing firmly on the foundation of God s Word . Message: The Holy Bible is truly the Word of God, sealed and delivered with the entirety of His existence. The Holy Bible is a an effective resource that allows us to gain knowledge by firmly grounding ourselves in the Word of God, by reading and comprehending God s law. Therefore, continue to grow in knowledge, love, faith, and harmony, trusting and believing that the Lord is your foundation, that will never blemish or crumble. Because He lives, His Word feeds me. Because He lives, His Love surrounds me. Because He lives, His Blood covers me. Because He lives, His Grace reaches me. Because He lives, His Mercy saved me. Because He lives, His Strength protects me. Because He lives, I Live. Go in peace my brothers and sisters in Christ and know that He is near. Amen Elaine Maxine Howell Teacher Author God Bless :-
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 3:9 FOR WE ARE --- LABORERES --- TOGETHER WITH GOD YOU ARE GODS HUSBANDRY YOU ARE GODS BUILDING --3:10-- ACCORDING TO THE GRACE OF GOD WHICH IS GIVEN UNTO ME AS A WISE MASTERBUILDER I HAVE LAID THE FOUNDATION AND ANOTHER BUILDETH THEREON BUT LET EVREY MAN TAKE HEED HOW HE BUILDETH THEREUPON --3:11-- FOR OTHER FOUNDATION CAN NO MAN LAY THAN THAT IS LAID WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST PROVERBS 24:3 THROUGH WISDOM IS AN HOUSE BUILDED AND BY UNDERSTANDING IT IS ESTABLISHED --24:5-- A WISE MAN IS STRONG YEA A MAN OF KNOWLEDGE INCREASETH STRENGTH 2 CORINTHIANS 12:9 AND HE SAID UNTO ME MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR THEE --- FOR MY STRENGTH --- IS MADE PERFECT IN WEAKNESS --- MOST GLADLY THEREFORE WILL I RATHER GLORY IN MY INFIRMITIES THAT THE POWER OF CHRIST MAY REST UPON ME ECCLESIASTES 8:4 WHERE THE WORD OF A KING IS THERE IS POWER AND WHO MAY SAY UNTO HIM WHAT DOEST THOU 1 CORINTHIANS 1:24 BUT UNTO THEM WHICH ARE CALLED BOTH JEWS AND GREEKS CHRIST THE POWER OF GOD AND THE WISDOM OF GOD ACTS 20:32 AND NOW BRETHREN I COMMEND YOU TO GOD AND TO THE WORD OF HIS GRACE WHICH IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP AND TO GIVE YOU AN INHERITANCE AMONG ALL THEM WHICH ARE SANCTIFIED
  • Teena
    Do not speak down to people. Do not be quick to point out the faults and short comings of others, they already know them. Look for the positive and speak on that, to allow them to see goodness and hope in a situation.
  • BSP
    Verse 24: We must continue to strive to put on the new person or personality. We want to adjust our way of thinking so that we please Jehovah God.

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