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Ephesians 4:15

Ephesians 4:15 (KJV)

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

Ephesians 4:15 (Literal)

15 but speaking the truth in love will grow up in him in all things who is the head, Christ,

Ephesians 4:15 (Expanded)

15 but truly strengthened in maintaining [speaking, teaching] and living the truth in love, that we may develop and grow up in Christ, that everything he is, we are, who is the head, Christ.

CONTEXT- The Body Fitly Joined Together

Ephesians 4:7-16

7 But, to each of us was given grace according to the standard of the gift of Christ. 8 Therefore, it is said that when he ascended up above the heights, he led those who capture captive and made available gifts to men. 9 (But he who ascended, what is it except that he also descended into the depths, that is to say, the grave. 10 He who descended is the same who ascended also, above all the heavens, that he would fulfill all things.) 11 And He gave some apostles and some prophets and some evangelists and some pastors and some teachers,
12 for the perfecting of the saints, with a view towards the work of the ministry, with a further view towards the building up of the
Body of Christ, 13 until we all come in the unity of the family faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 that we no longer remain unlearned children, tossed up and down doctrinally like waves on the sea, changed by every doctrinal wind which is deceitful like the dice-playing of men, skillfully treacherous, with systematic
deception which is their method; 15 but speaking the truth in love will grow up in him in all things who is the head, Christ, 16 from whom all the Body fitly joined together and being knit together through every joint [ligament, tendon] according to the working energy in the measure of each part makes grow the Body unto the building up of itself in love.


The Structure of Ephesians 

A. Salutation and Opening (1:1, 2)
   B. All Spiritual Blessings (1:3-14)
      C. Prayer to God by Paul (1:15-23)
        D. Seated in the Heavenlies (2:1-7)
          E. God’s Works (2:8-10)
            F. New Man, not Judean or Gentile (2:11-18)
              G. The Temple Fitly Framed Together (2:19-22)
                 H. The Mystery, the One Body (3:1-13)
                    I. Prayer to the Father (3:14-21)
                 H. The unity of the One Body (4:1-6)
             G. The Body Fitly Joined Together (4:7-16)
            F. Putting on the New Man (4:17-32)
          E. Man’s Works (5:1—6:9)
        D. Standing in the Heavenlies (6:10-18)
      C. Prayer to God for Paul (6:19, 20)
    B. Making Known the Spiritual Blessings (6:21, 22)
A. Blessing and Closing (6:23, 24)


Topic: Eph4:15, Eph 4:15