But the path of the righteous ones is like the bright light that is getting lighter and lighter until the day is firmly established.
(11) And he gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelizers, some as shepherds and teachers, (12) with a view to the readjustment of the holy ones, for ministerial work, for the building up of the body of the Christ, (13) until we all attain to the oneness in the faith and in the accurate knowledge of the Son of God, to a full-grown man, to the measure of stature that belongs to the fullness of the Christ; (14) in order that we should no longer be babes, tossed about as by waves and carried hither and thither by every wind of teaching by means of the trickery of men, by means of cunning in contriving error. (15) But speaking the truth, let us by love grow up in all things into him who is the head, Christ. (16) From him all the body, by being harmoniously joined together and being made to cooperate through every joint that gives what is needed, according to the functioning of each respective member in due measure, makes for the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
Scripture quotations are taken from
New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures,
published by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, Inc.