Ephesians 4:12 is one such verse.
You read it one way, and it sounds like ministers have three jobs:
- the perfecting of the saints
- the work of the ministry
- the edifying of the body of Christ
But if you read it in another way, it sounds like:
- ministers perfect the saints,
- the saints do the work, and
- the work edifies the body of Christ.
This used to bug me: I wanted to know who's supposed to do the work! Did God expect the pastor to do it, or did God expect the saints to do it?
So I asked God, "Who, exactly, is supposed to do the work? The pastor or the people?"
He said, "Both."
Either way you interpret Eph 4:12, it's right -- both the ministers and the saints are supposed to do the work. Isn't it cool when ambiguous verses end up richer and fuller in meaning than straight-forward ones!
One of these days, I'll share the five different meanings I've encountered for the binding/loosing verse (Matt 18:18) -- five wildly-variant meanings, and I believe all of them!