Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Ephesians 4:12 in English Standard Version "to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ," 1Co 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 2Co 13:9 For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for. Eph 4:16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. Eph 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.