1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
17This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 20But ye have not so learned Christ; 21If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
25Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. 26Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27Neither give place to the devil. 28Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. 29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Biakoyɛ Wɔ Kristo Mu
1Me a meyɛ odeduani ma Awurade no hyɛ mo sɛ montena ase mma ɛmfata ɔfrɛ a wɔafrɛ mo no. 2Mommrɛ mo ho ase koraa na munnwo; montɔ mo bo ase, na mo ne obiara ntena wɔ ɔdɔ mu. 3Mommɔ mmɔden sɛ monam asomdwoe hama so bɛma Honhom biakoyɛ no atena mo mu. 4Nipadua baako ne Honhom baako na ɛwɔ hɔ, sɛnea wɔfrɛɛ mo kɔɔ anidaso baako, 5Awurade baako, gyidi baako ne asubɔ baako mu no. 6Yɛwɔ Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ yɛn nyinaa Agya a odi yɛn nyinaa so. Ɔnam yɛn nyinaa mu, na ɔte yɛn nyinaa mu nso.
7Yɛn mu biara wɔ adom bi sɛnea Kristo akyɛ ama yɛn. 8Eyi nti na Kyerɛwsɛm no ka se,
“Bere a ɔforo kɔɔ ɔsoro no,
ɔfaa nneduafo kaa ne ho;
na ɔmaa nnipa akyɛde.”
9Afei sɛ “ɔkɔɔ ɔsoro” no nkyerɛase ne dɛn? Ase kyerɛ sɛ, nea edi kan no, ɔkɔɔ fam wɔ asase ase pɛɛ. 10Enti nea ɔkɔɔ fam no ara na ɔkɔɔ ɔsoro a ɛboro wim nyinaa so, sɛnea ɔbɛhyɛ abɔde nyinaa ma. 11Ɔno na ɔmaa ebinom yɛɛ asomafo, afoforo yɛɛ adiyifo, afoforo yɛɛ asɛmpakafo, na afoforo nso yɛɛ asɔfo ne akyerɛkyerɛfo. 12Ɔyɛɛ eyi de siesiee Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo nyinaa maa ɔsom nnwuma, sɛnea Kristo nipadua no nyin bɛkɔ so 13kosi sɛ yɛn nyinaa benya gyidi baako ne Onyankopɔn Ba no ho nimdeɛ baako, na yɛawie nyin wɔ Kristo mayɛ mu.
14Yɛrenyɛ mmofra bio, wɔn a asorɔkye bɔ wɔn kɔ nea ɛpɛ, na nkyerɛkyerɛ mframa biara de wɔn di akɔneaba na bradatofo ne aniferefo daadaa wɔn. 15Mmom, sɛ yɛtena ase nokware ne ɔdɔ honhom mu a, yebenyin wɔ Kristo a ɔyɛ asafo no Ti no mu. 16Ne mu na honam akwaa ahorow no suso wɔn ho wɔn ho mu. Ne mu na obiara yɛ nʼadwuma, na nipadua no nyin ahoɔden so wɔ ɔdɔ mu.
17Mede Awurade din bɔ mo kɔkɔ se monntena ase bio sɛ amanamanmufo a wonni adwene pa bi, 18na sum aduru wɔn ntease. Wonnim hwee na wɔyɛ asoɔden. Wonnim Onyankopɔn mu asetena na wonni nkatede ma nea ɛteɛ. 19Wɔn ani nwu hwee. Wɔagyaa wɔn ho ama bɔne na wɔyɛ afide ahorow nyinaa bi a wonnu wɔn ho.
20Ɛnyɛ saa na musua faa Kristo ho. 21Ɛyɛ nokware sɛ motee ne nka, na wɔkyerɛkyerɛɛ mo sɛnea nokware a ɛwɔ Yesu mu no te. 22Enti montwe mo ho mfi mo suban dedaw no a akɔnnɔ bɔne ama aporɔw no ho. 23Momma Honhom no nyɛ mo koma ne mo adwene foforo, 24na montena ase wɔ suban foforo a wɔbɔɔ no Onyankopɔn sɛso wɔ treneeyɛ ne kronkronyɛ mu no.
25Munnni atoro nkyerɛ mo ho mo ho. Obiara nni nokware nkyerɛ ne nua, efisɛ, yɛn nyinaa yɛ nnipa baako wɔ Kristo nipadua mu. 26Sɛ mo bo fuw a, monnyɛ bɔne. Mommma owia nkɔtɔ mo abufuw so. 27Mma ɔbonsam kwan. 28Ɛsɛ sɛ obi a ɔbɔ korɔn no gyae akrɔmmɔ. Obiara nyɛ adwuma na moatumi aboa afoforo.
29Mma kasa bɔne mfi wʼanom, na mmom ka kasa pa na aboa afoforo sɛnea ehia wɔn na wɔn a wotie anya so mfaso. 30Monnhow Onyankopɔn Honhom Kronkron a wɔnam so asɔw mo ano ama ogyeda no werɛ. 31Munyi yawdi, bobɔne ne abufuw, ahohoahoa ne nseku ne bɔnepɛ nyinaa mfi mo mu. 32Monyɛ ayamye mma mo ho mo ho, mo yam nhyehye mo mma mo ho mo ho, na momfa mo mfomso nkyekyɛkyekyɛ mo ho mo ho sɛnea Onyankopɔn nam Kristo so de mo bɔne kyɛɛ mo no.