13 until we all reach unity(A) in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God(B) and become mature,(C) attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.(D)

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Following Paul’s Example

15 All of us, then, who are mature(A) should take such a view of things.(B) And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.(C)

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12 Epaphras,(A) who is one of you(B) and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you,(C) that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature(D) and fully assured.

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14 But solid food is for the mature,(A) who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.(B)

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Therefore let us move beyond(A) the elementary teachings(B) about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[a](C) and of faith in God,

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 6:1 Or from useless rituals
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Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature(A) and complete, not lacking anything.

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