Ephesians 4:17



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,

King James Version

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Holman Bible

Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer walk as the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their thoughts.

International Standard Version

Therefore, I tell you and insist on in the Lord not to live any longer like the gentiles live, thinking worthless thoughts.

A Conservative Version

This I say therefore, and solemnly declare in Lord, for you to walk no longer as also the other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

American Standard Version

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye no longer walk as the Gentiles also walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Amplified

So this I say and solemnly testify in [the name of] the Lord [as in His presence], that you must no longer live as the heathen (the Gentiles) do in their perverseness [in the folly, vanity, and emptiness of their souls and the futility] of their minds.

An Understandable Version

So, I tell you this, and insist [on it] by [the authority of] the Lord: Do not continue to live with worthless thoughts as [unconverted] Gentiles do.

Anderson New Testament

This I say, therefore, and appeal to you solemnly in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the other Gentiles walk, in the error of their minds,

Bible in Basic English

This I say, then, and give witness in the Lord, that you are to go no longer in the way of the Gentiles whose minds are turned to that which has no profit,

Common New Testament

Now this I affirm and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds,

Daniel Mace New Testament

This I say therefore, and conjure you by the Lord not to live for the future as other Gentiles do, in the vanity of their minds,

Darby Translation

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye should no longer walk as the rest of the nations walk in the vanity of their mind,

Godbey New Testament

Therefore I say this, and witness in the Lord, that you no longer walk about as the Gentiles also walk about in the vanity of their mind,

Goodspeed New Testament

So what I mean and insist upon in the Lord's name is this: You must no longer live like the heathen, with their frivolity of mind and darkened understanding.

John Wesley New Testament

This therefore I say and testify in the Lord, that ye no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles, in the vanity of your mind:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

This I say, therefore, and require in the Lord that from now on ye not walk as the other Gentiles walk in the vanity of their own senses,

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore this I say, and testify in the Lord, that ye no more walk as also the rest of the nations, in the vanity of their mind,

King James 2000

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Lexham Expanded Bible

This therefore I say and testify in the Lord, [that] you no longer walk as the Gentiles walk: in the futility of their mind,

Modern King James verseion

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should not walk from now on as other nations walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other gentiles walk; in vanity of their mind,

Moffatt New Testament

Now in the Lord I insist and protest that you must give up living like pagans; for their purposes are futile,

Montgomery New Testament

This then I tell you and implore you in the Master's name, to pass your lives no longer as the Gentiles do in the perverseness of their minds;

NET Bible

So I say this, and insist in the Lord, that you no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.

New Heart English Bible

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,

New simplified Bible

This I say therefore, and testify (affirm) in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the nations also walk, in the vanity (futility) (depravity) of their mind (thinking).

Noyes New Testament

This therefore I say, and charge you in the Lord, that ye no longer walk as the rest of the gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind,

Sawyer New Testament

This I say then and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the other gentiles walk, in the vanity of their minds,

The Emphasized Bible

This, therefore, am I saying and protesting in the Lord: - that, no longer, ye walk even as, the nations, walk - in the vanity of their minds,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

This then I urge and testify in the Lord, that ye walk no more as the other Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind,

Twentieth Century New Testament

This, then, as one in union with the Lord, I say to you and urge upon you: Do not continue to live such purposeless lives as the Gentiles live,

Webster

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Weymouth New Testament

Therefore I warn you, and I implore you in the name of the Master, no longer to live as the Gentiles in their perverseness live,

Williams New Testament

So I mean this and now testify to it in the name of the Lord: You must now stop living as the heathen usually do, in the frivolity of their minds,

World English Bible

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,

Worrell New Testament

This, therefore, I say, and testify in the Lord, that ye no longer walk as the gentiles also walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Worsley New Testament

This I say therefore, and charge you in the name of the Lord, that ye no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk,

Youngs Literal Translation

This, then, I say, and I testify in the Lord; ye are no more to walk, as also the other nations walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τοῦτο 
Touto 
this , therefore Trans , that , for this cause , wherefore , it , not tr ,
Usage: 232

I say
λέγω 
Lego 
say , speak , call , tell ,
Usage: 1045

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore , then , so , and , now , wherefore , but , not tr ,
Usage: 417

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

μαρτύρομαι 
Marturomai 
Usage: 3

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Lord , lord , master , sir , Sir ,
Usage: 643

that ye
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you , ye , for your sakes Trans , not tr ,
Usage: 314


and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

περιπατέω 
Peripateo 
περιπατέω 
Peripateo 
walk , go , walk about , be occupied
walk , go , walk about , be occupied
Usage: 77
Usage: 77

not
μηκέτι 
meketi 
no more , no longer , henceforth not , no , no ... henceforward , hereafter ,
Usage: 16

as
καθώς 
Kathos 
as , even as , according as , when , according to , how , as well as
Usage: 141

λοιποί 
Loipoy 
Usage: 33

ἔθνος 
Ethnos 
Usage: 132

the vanity
ματαιότης 
Mataiotes 
Usage: 3

of their

him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

Context Readings

Appeal For New Behavior

16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. 17 So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;


Cross References

Romans 1:21

For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Ephesians 2:1-3

And you were dead in your trespasses and sins,

Colossians 2:4

I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument.

Nehemiah 9:29-30

And admonished them in order to turn them back to Your law Yet they acted arrogantly and did not listen to Your commandments but sinned against Your ordinances, By which if a man observes them he shall live And they turned a stubborn shoulder and stiffened their neck, and would not listen.

Nehemiah 13:15

In those days I saw in Judah some who were treading wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sacks of grain and loading them on donkeys, as well as wine, grapes, figs and all kinds of loads, and they brought them into Jerusalem on the sabbath day So I admonished them on the day they sold food.

Psalm 94:8-11

Pay heed, you senseless among the people; And when will you understand, stupid ones?

Jeremiah 42:19

The LORD has spoken to you, O remnant of Judah, "Do not go into Egypt!" You should clearly understand that today I have testified against you.

Acts 2:40

And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation!"

Acts 14:15

and saying, "Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, WHO MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM.

Acts 18:5

But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul began devoting himself completely to the word, solemnly testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.

Acts 20:21

solemnly testifying to both Jews and Greeks of repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 1:23-32

and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

1 Corinthians 1:12

Now I mean this, that each one of you is saying, "I am of Paul," and "I of Apollos," and "I of Cephas," and "I of Christ."

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,

1 Corinthians 15:50

Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

2 Corinthians 9:6

Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Galatians 3:17

What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise.

Galatians 5:3

And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law.

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,

Ephesians 1:22

And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,

Ephesians 4:22

that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,

Ephesians 5:3-8

But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;

Colossians 2:18

Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,

Colossians 3:5-8

Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more.

1 Thessalonians 4:6

and that no man transgress and defraud his brother in the matter because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly warned you.

1 Timothy 5:21

I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.

1 Timothy 6:13

I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate,

2 Timothy 4:1

I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom:

1 Peter 1:18

knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,

1 Peter 4:3-4

For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.

2 Peter 2:18

For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,



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