7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Other Translations of Ephesians 4:7

New International Version

7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.

English Standard Version

7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.

The Message

7 But that doesn't mean you should all look and speak and act the same. Out of the generosity of Christ, each of us is given his own gift.

New King James Version

7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift.

New Living Translation

7 However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ephesians 4:7

Commentary on Ephesians 4:7-16

(Read Ephesians 4:7-16)

Unto every believer is given some gift of grace, for their mutual help. All is given as seems best to Christ to bestow upon every one. He received for them, that he might give to them, a large measure of gifts and graces; particularly the gift of the Holy Ghost. Not a mere head knowledge, or bare acknowledging Christ to be the Son of God, but such as brings trust and obedience. There is a fulness in Christ, and a measure of that fulness given in the counsel of God to every believer; but we never come to the perfect measure till we come to heaven. God's children are growing, as long as they are in this world; and the Christian's growth tends to the glory of Christ. The more a man finds himself drawn out to improve in his station, and according to his measure, all that he has received, to the spiritual good of others, he may the more certainly believe that he has the grace of sincere love and charity rooted in his heart.