If so be that--not implying doubt; assuming what I have no reason to doubt, that heard him--The "Him" is emphatic: "heard Himself," not merely heard about Him. It is the duty of Christians to seek, by the blessing of God, to bring persons to think seriously, and to encourage and warn believers by their conversation. in the spirit of your mind--As there is no Greek for "in," which there is at Ephesians 4:17 , "in the vanity of their mind," it is better to translate, "By the Spirit of your mind," that is, by your new spiritual nature; the restored and divinely informed leading principle of the mind. Colossians 3:15 similarly grounds Christian duties on our Christian "calling." Ephesians 4:16 tn Grk “joint of supply.” Ephesians 4:17 tn On the translation of μαρτύρομαι (marturomai) as “insist” see BDAG 619 s.v. That way, what you say will help those who hear you. Truth in word and act, love in manner and spirit, are the Christian's rule (compare Ephesians 4:21 Ephesians 4:24 ). When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need -- words that will help others become stronger. Ephesians 4:29 Sermons: Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear. Yet the Psalm plainly refers to God ( Ephesians 4:8 Ephesians 4:17 Ephesians 4:18 ). All lying, and corrupt communications, that stir up evil desires and lusts, grieve the Spirit of God. Alphabetical: a according any as benefit building but come Do edification for from give good grace hear helpful is it let listen may moment mouth mouths need needs no not of only others out proceed so such talk that the their those to unwholesome up what who will word your. ALFORD expresses the Greek order, "Until we arrive all of us at the unity," &c. faith and . God forgives us, though we had no cause to sin against him. Ephesians 4:29(NASB) Verse Thoughts. They gave themselves up of their own accord to the slavery of their lust, to do all its pleasure, as captives who have ceased to strive with the foe. The Spirit is represented as itself the seal ( Ephesians 1:13 , for the image employed, is the element IN which the believer is sealed, His gracious influences being the seal itself. Read verse in King James Version Paul stops short in the middle of the verse, and does not quote "that the Lord God might dwell among them." in the vanity, &c.--as their element: opposed to "in the Lord." Contrast John 8:44 . They had all one faith, as to its object, Author, nature, and power. Ephesians 4:29 (RSV) Ephesians 4:29 (NIRV) Ephesians 4:29-5:2 View Full Chapter 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Delivered Sunday, January 20, 2008 at Bethany Bible Church. tossed to and fro--inwardly, even without wind; like billows of the sea. 28 Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. Ephesians 4:29 (WEB) Instead, speak only what is good so that you can give help wherever it is needed. Then what you say will do good to those who listen to you. The Church is one in unity of faith ( Ephesians 4:5 , Jude 1:3 ); unity of origination ( Ephesians 2:19-21 ): unity of sacraments ( Ephesians 4:5 , 1 Corinthians 10:17 , 12:13 ): unity of "hope" ( Ephesians 4:4 , Titus 1:2 ); unity of charity ( Ephesians 4:3 ): unity (not uniformity) of discipline and governme nt: for where there is no order, no ministry with Christ as the Head, there is no Church [PEARSON, Exposition of the Creed, Article IX]. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. 26 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give [ a]place to the devil. Ephesians 4:29 in all English translations, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV, Quest Study Bible, Comfort Print: The Only Q and A Study Bible, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story. blindness--Greek, "hardness," literally, the hardening of the skin so as not to be sensible of touch. 12. Ephesians 4:29 (NRS) Let no lashon hora proceed out of your peh, but only a dvar that is tov, for edification in accordance with the need, that it may mediate Chen v’Chesed Hashem to the ones hearing. Compare Different Versions of this Verse. A motive to unity ( Ephesians 4:3 ). It is only the lowly, humble heart that is also meek ( Colossians 3:12 ). To the Trinity naturally is annexed the Church, as the house to its tenant, to God His temple, the state to its founder [AUGUSTINE, Enchiridion, c. 15]. 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. Ephesians 4:29 (SBLG) There is no article in the Greek. in love--"Truth" is never to be sacrificed to so-called "charity"; yet it is to be maintained in charity. Frustration To Peace. A different Greek word (anakainousthai) implies "renewal from the old state." Ephesians 4:29 (WBT) Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. (17-24) And to take heed of the sins practised among the heathen. "Vanity of mind" is the waste of the rational powers on worthless objects, of which idolatry is one of the more glaring instances. Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear. ( Colossians 2:19 ). There is more real unity where both go to heaven under different names than when with the same name one goes to heaven, the other to hell. As He declares ( John 3:13 ), "No man hath ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven." Let no corrupt word go out of your mouth, but if [there be] any good one for needful edification, that it may give grace to those that hear [it]. Ephesians 4:29-32. alienated--This and "darkened," imply that before the fall they (in the person of their first father) had been partakers of life and light: and that they had revolted from the primitive revelation (compare Ephesians 2:12 ). 27. Ephesians 4:29 KJV. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! Ephesians 4:29 (ESV) "Put it away before sunset" (when the Jewish day began), is proverbial for put it away at once before another day begin ( Deuteronomy 24:15 ); also before you part with your brother for the night, perhaps never in this world to meet again. Ephesians 4:29 (DBY) "Jesus," in Ephesians 4:21 , as the person. Ephesians 4:29 New Living Translation (NLT) 29 Don’t use foul or abusive language. 31. bitterness--both of spirit and of speech: opposed to "kind." is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts--rather, "which is being corrupted ('perisheth,' compare Galatians 6:8 , 'corruption,' that is, destruction) according to (that is, as might be expected from) the lusts of deceit." It does not necessarily include lasciviousness; but it means intemperate, reckless readiness for it, and for every self-indulgence. 5. By meekness, that excellent disposition of soul, which makes men unwilling to provoke, and not easily to be provoked or offended. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Then what you say will do good to those who listen to you. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers . The true "body" of Christ (all believers of every age) is already "one," as joined to the one Head. for--a different Greek word; the immediate object. The joints are the points of union where the supply passes to the different members, furnishing the body with the materials of its growth. It is the Father "BY" whom believers, as well as the Son Himself, were sealed ( John 6:27 ). The "spirit" of man in New Testament is only then used in its proper sense, as worthy of its place and governing functions, when it is one spirit with the Lord. Ephesians 4:29 (GNTA) What then must we think of those called Christians, who grow rich by fraud, oppression, and deceitful practices! The leading captive of satanic powers here, is not said to be at His descent, but at His ascension; so that no argument can be drawn from it for a descent to the abodes of Satan. Ephesians 4:29 German Bible. Ephesians 4:29-32 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Ephesians 4:29 (TMBA) "Being past hope," or despairing, is the reading of the Vulgate; though not so well supported as English Version reading, "past feeling," which includes the absence of hope ( Jeremiah 2:25 , 18:12 ). No rotten talk should come from your mouth, but only what is good for the building up of someone in need, in order to give grace to those who hear. As "faith" is mentioned, Ephesians 4:5 , so "hope" here, and "love," Ephesians 4:2 . Compare Romans 15:2 , "Let every one . Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear. 28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. There is not added, "One pope, one council, one form of government" [Cautions for Times]. Ephesians 4:29 View Full Chapter 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. You Are Heard. Ephesians 4:29. πᾶς λόγος σαπρὸς ἐκ τοῦ στόματος ὑμῶν μὴ ἐκπορευέσθω: let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth. 29 … We are not simply to read God's word and study its content in order to expand our knowledge of Scripture. Mga Taga-Efeso 4:29 - Anomang salitang mahalay ay huwag lumabas sa inyong bibig, kundi ang mabuting ikatitibay ayon sa pangangailangan, upang makinabang ng biyaya ang mga nagsisipakinig. lower parts of the earth--The antithesis or contrast to "far above all heavens," is the argument of ALFORD and others, to show that this phrase means more than simply the earth, namely, the regions beneath it, even as He ascended not merely to the visible heavens, but "far above" them. 8. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to use in edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Ephesians 4 is the fourth chapter of the Epistle to the Ephesians in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.Traditionally, it is believed to have been written by Apostle Paul while he was in prison in Rome (around AD 62), but more recently, it has been suggested that it was written between AD 80 and 100 by another writer using Paul's name and style. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. Ephesians 4:29 (NRSA) Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29 (KJVA) Let no filthy comunicacion procede out of youre mouthes: but yt whych is good to edefye with all when nede ys: that it maye have faveour with the hearers. Bandits frequented the mountains near Ephesus. Ephesians 4:29 (ASV) Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for edifying as the need may be, that it may give grace to them that hear” “Let”: We can use our tongues wisely, if we so choose. "By every ministering (supplying) joint." Don't let any evil talk come out of your mouths. Their giving themselves to it was punished in kind, God giving them up to it by withdrawing His preventing grace; their sin thus was made their punishment. in you all--The oldest manuscripts omit "you." 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family a in heaven and on earth derives its name. The imperfect or past tense is, however, mainly meant, though not to the exclusion of the present. 11. Many of the oldest versions and Fathers and old manuscripts read, "in us all." Cancel Be ye kind one to another. 17. therefore--resuming the exhortation which he had begun with, "I therefore beseech you that ye walk worthy," &c. ( Ephesians 4:1 ). The root of it is departure from the knowledge of the true God ( Ephesians 4:18 Ephesians 4:19 , Romans 1:21 , 1 Thessalonians 4:5 ). the head--( Ephesians 1:22 ). NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Verses 7-16 Unto every believer is given some gift of grace, for their mutual help. Ephesians 4:29 (CSB) meekness--that spirit in which we accept God's dealings with us without disputing and resisting; and also the accepting patiently of the injuries done us by men, out of the thought that they are permitted by compare Galatians 6:1 , 2 Timothy 2:25 , Titus 3:2 ). There is one Christ in whom all believers hope, and one heaven they are all hoping for; therefore they should be of one heart. TRENCH explains, Not vague generalities, which would suit a thousand other cases equally well, and probably equally ill: our words should be as nails fastened in a sure place, words suiting the present time and the present person, being "for the edifying of the occasion" ( Colossians 4:6 ). English (UK) English (UK) Language. 1. Let no unwholesome words ever pass your lips, but let all your words be good for benefiting others according to the need of the moment, so that they may be a means of blessing to the hearers. Do not men, on every side, walk in the vanity of their minds? Let no lashon hora proceed out of your peh, but only a dvar that is tov, for edification in accordance with the need, that it may mediate Chen v’Chesed Hashem to the ones hearing. wrath--passion for a time: opposed to "tender-hearted." As in Ephesians 1:13 , believers are said to be sealed "in" Christ, so here "in the Holy Spirit," who is one with Christ, and who reveals Christ in the soul: the Greek implies that the sealing was done already once for all. His bonds, too, are an argument which should enforce his exhortation. that he may have to give--"that he may have wherewith to impart." . Not the Lord's Supper, which is an act of matured communion on the part of those already incorporate, "a symbol of union, not of unity" [ELLICOTT]. Let no harmful language come from your mouth, only good words that are helpful in meeting the need, words that will benefit those who hear them. 18. 7. 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. Outward uniformity is as yet unattainable; but beginning by having one mind, we shall hereafter end by having "one body." 30. grieve not--A condescension to human modes of thought most touching. not--Greek, "no longer"; resumed from Ephesians 4:14 . knowledge--Full unity of faith is then found, when all alike thoroughly know Christ, the object of faith, and that in His highest dignity as "the Son of God" [DE WETTE] ( Ephesians 3:17 Ephesians 3:19 , 2 Peter 1:5 ). He who has stolen should exercise liberality beyond the restitution of what he has taken. The thief, when repentant, should labor more than he would be called on to do, if he had never stolen. Ephesians 4:29 (RSVA) But--Though "one" in our common connection with "one Lord, one faith, &c., one God," yet "each one of us" has assigned to him his own particular gift, to be used for the good of the whole: none is overlooked; none therefore can be dispensed with for the edifying of the Church ( Ephesians 4:12 ). Our natural feelings are not wrong when directed to their legitimate object, and when not exceeding due bounds. Not merely members of one body. Spirit is not in this sense attributed to the unregenerate ( 1 Thessalonians 5:23 ). In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. edifying--that is, building up as the temple of the Holy Ghost. The office of the ministry is stated in this verse. Problems and Solutions. Let no harmful language come from your mouth, only good words that are helpful in meeting the need, words that will benefit those who hear them. Christians in general should make not selfish gain their aim in honest industry, but the acquisition of the means of greater usefulness to their fellow men; and the being independent of the alms of others. The truth of Christ appears in its beauty and power, when it appears as in Jesus. Wherever that blessed Spirit dwells as a Sanctifier, he is the earnest of all the joys and glories of that redemption day; and we should be undone, should God take away his Holy Spirit from us. Ephesians 4:29 MSG - Watch the way you talk. Ephesians 4:29 (WNT) the ministry--Greek, "ministration"; without the article. Amidst the variety of the gifts and the multitude of the Church's members, its "faith" is to be ONE: as contrasted with the state of "children carried about with EVERY WIND OF DOCTRINE." Ephesians 4:1-32 . In the parallel ( Colossians 3:10 ) it is, "renewed in knowledge after the image," &c. As at Colosse the danger was from false pretenders to knowledge, the true "knowledge" which flows from renewal of the heart is dwelt on; so at Ephesus, the danger being from the corrupt morals prevalent around, the renewal in "holiness," contrasted with the Gentile "uncleanness" ( Ephesians 4:19 ), and "righteousness," in contrast to "greediness," is made prominent. So Paul himself ( Acts 20:35 , 2 Thessalonians 3:8 ) acted as he taught ( 1 Thessalonians 4:11 ). maketh increase--Translate, as the Greek is the same as Ephesians 4:15 , "maketh (carrieth on) the growth of the body.". "Unto." God hates robbery for burnt-offerings. This is the beginning point of their misery ( Acts 17:30 , Romans 1:21 Romans 1:23 Romans 1:28 , 1 Peter 1:14 ). Wilful ignorance in the first instance, their fathers not "choosing to retain God in their knowledge." taught by him--Greek, "taught IN HIM," that is, being in vital union with Him ( Romans 16:7 ). Watch the way you talk. to work all uncleanness--The Greek implies, "with a deliberate view to the working (as if it were their work or business, not a mere accidental fall into sin) of uncleanness of every kind." and--Greek, "in." This verse refers to believers, who grieve the Spirit by inconsistencies such as in the context are spoken of, corrupt or worthless conversation, &c. whereby ye are sealed--rather, "wherein (or 'in whom') ye were sealed." even as--God hath shown Himself "kind, tender-hearted, and forgiving to you"; it is but just that you in turn shall be so to your fellow men, who have not erred against you in the degree that you have erred against God ( Matthew 18:33 ). the old man--your old unconverted nature ( Romans 6:6 ). Home. the thing which is good--in contrast with theft, the thing which was evil in his past character. carried about--with every wind from without. This, it is true, is partly fulfilled in Christians being an "habitation of God through the Spirit" ( Ephesians 2:22 ). By lowliness, understand humility, which is opposed to pride. Then what you say will help those who listen. Don't let any foul words come out of your mouth. Watch the way you talk. The exhortations of this part of the Epistle are built on the conscious enjoyment of the privileges mentioned in the former part. Ephesians 4:29 NIV Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. . If there is just occasion to express displeasure at what is wrong, and to reprove, see that it be without sin. NIV: New International Version A Prayer for the Ephesians. Instead of privileged classes, as the Jews under the law, a unity of dispensation was henceforth to be the common privilege of Jew and Gentile alike. Compare with the list here, 1 Corinthians 12:10 1 Corinthians 12:28 . The impartation of the gifts and graces of the Spirit depended on Christ's ascension ( John 7:39 , 14:12 ). Moreover, His design "that He might fill all things" ( Ephesians 4:10 , Greek, "the whole uerse of things") may imply the same. Say only what helps, each word a gift. There is yet to be a Church, not merely potentially, but actually catholic or world-wide; then the Church and the world will be co-extensive. "Spiritual life in believers is kindled from the life itself of God" [BENGEL]. Then what you say will help those who listen. (translation: Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905)) Greek, emphatical. God for Christ's sake--rather as Greek, "God in Christ" ( 2 Corinthians 5:19 ). πᾶς … μή, the well-known Hebraistic form, the negative attaching itself to the verb, = “ non-utterance —let that be for every corrupt word”. It must therefore be GOD THE SON ( John 6:33 John 6:62 ). "Lawless insolence, and wanton caprice" [TRENCH]. Translate, "Unto each one of us was the grace (which was bestowed by Christ at His ascension, Ephesians 4:8 ) given according to," &c. the measure--the amount "of the gift of Christ" ( Romans 12:3 Romans 12:6 ). Only say what is helpful when it is needed for building up the community so that it benefits those who hear what you say. Only say what is helpful when it is needed for building up the community so that it benefits those who hear what you say. The natural, or animal man, is described as "not having the Spirit" ( Jude 1:19 ) [ALFORD]. For "to," Paul quotes it "with," to mark our inner connection with one another, as "members one of another" [STIER]. No rotten talk should come from your mouth, but only what is good for the building up of someone in need, in order to give grace to those who hear. BENGEL takes "deceit," or "error," to stand for "the parent of error," Satan (compare Ephesians 6:11 ); referring to his concealed mode of acting. Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for edifying, as fits the occasion, that it may impart grace to those who hear. 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