Ephesians 2:21

NET ©

In him the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,

NIV ©

In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.

NASB ©

in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord,

NLT ©

We who believe are carefully joined together, becoming a holy temple for the Lord.

MSG ©

that holds all the parts together. We see it taking shape day after day--a holy temple built by God,

BBE ©

In whom all the building, rightly joined together, comes to be a holy house of God in the Lord;

NRSV ©

In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord;

NKJV ©

in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,

KJV
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whom
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all
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the building
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fitly framed together
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groweth
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unto
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an holy
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temple
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in
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the Lord
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GREEK
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R-DSM
pasa
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A-NSF
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N-NSF
sunarmologoumenh
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N-DSM
NET © [draft] ITL
In
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him
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the whole
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building
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, being joined together
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, grows
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into
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a holy
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temple
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in
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the Lord
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,
NET © Notes

tn Grk “in whom” (v. 21 is a relative clause, subordinate to v. 20).

tc Although several important witnesses (א1 A C P 6 81 326 1739c 1881) have πᾶσα ἡ οἰκοδομή (pasa Jh oikodomh), instead of πᾶσα οἰκοδομή (the reading of א* B D F G Ψ 33 1739* Ï), the article is almost surely a scribal addition intended to clarify the meaning of the text, for with the article the meaning is unambiguously “the whole building.”

tn Or “every building.” Although “every building” is a more natural translation of the Greek, it does not fit as naturally into the context, which (with its emphasis on corporate unity) seems to stress the idea of one building.