Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of [and produced by] the Spirit in the binding power of peace.
doing your best to safeguard the unanimity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Make it your aim to be at one in the Spirit, and you will be bound together in peace.
continuing with eager earnestness to maintain the unity of the Spirit through the tie of peace.
- No cross references or parallel passage have been cited for this verse.
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