Parallel Verses

Amplified

I therefore, the prisoner for the Lord, appeal to and beg you to walk (lead a life) worthy of the [divine] calling to which you have been called [with behavior that is a credit to the summons to God's service,

New American Standard Bible

Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,

King James Version

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

Holman Bible

Therefore I, the prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received,

International Standard Version

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to live in a way that is worthy of the calling to which you have been called,

A Conservative Version

I therefore, the prisoner in Lord, call on you to walk worthily of the calling in which ye were called,

American Standard Version

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called,

An Understandable Version

I urge you, therefore, as a prisoner of the Lord, to live in a way that measures up to [the standard required by] God when He called you.

Anderson New Testament

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, exhort you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called;

Bible in Basic English

I then, the prisoner in the Lord, make this request from my heart, that you will see that your behaviour is a credit to the position which God's purpose has given you,

Common New Testament

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called,

Daniel Mace New Testament

I therefore the prisoner for the Lord, beseech you to live suitably to the offers that have been made to you:

Darby Translation

I, the prisoner in the Lord, exhort you therefore to walk worthy of the calling wherewith ye have been called,

Godbey New Testament

Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, exhort you to walk worthily of the calling with which you are called,

Goodspeed New Testament

So I, the prisoner for the Lord's sake, appeal to you to live lives worthy of the summons you have received;

John Wesley New Testament

I therefore the prisoner of the Lord beseech you, to walk worthy of the calling wherewith ye are called,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation with which ye are called,

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore I, the imprisoned in the Lord, beseech you to walk Worthy of the calling which ye were called,

King James 2000

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation by which you are called,

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, exhort you to live in a manner worthy of the calling with which you were called:

Modern King James verseion

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the calling with which you are called,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I therefore which am in bonds for the Lord's sake, exhort you, that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

Moffatt New Testament

As the Lord's prisoner, then, I beg of you to live a life worthy of your calling,

Montgomery New Testament

I summon you then, I the prisoner in the Lord, to live lives worthy of the calling to which you were called.

NET Bible

I, therefore, the prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live worthily of the calling with which you have been called,

New Heart English Bible

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called,

Noyes New Testament

I exhort you, therefore, I the prisoner in the Lord, to walk worthily of the calling with which ye were called,

Sawyer New Testament

I THEREFORE, the prisoner of the Lord, exhort you to walk worthily of the call with which you were called,

The Emphasized Bible

I exhort you, therefore, I, the prisoner in the Lord, to walk in a manner worthy of the calling wherewith ye were called: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I THEN, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you, that ye walk worthy of the vocation with which ye are called,

Twentieth Century New Testament

I urge you, then--I who am a prisoner in the Master's cause-- to live lives worthy of the Call that you have received;

Webster

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation by which ye are called,

Weymouth New Testament

I, then, the prisoner for the Master's sake, entreat you to live and act as becomes those who have received the call that you have received--

Williams New Testament

So I, a prisoner for the Lord's sake, entreat you to live lives worthy of the call you have received,

World English Bible

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called,

Worrell New Testament

I, therefore, the prisoner in the Lord exhort you to walk worthily of the calling with which ye were called,

Worsley New Testament

I therefore, a prisoner for the sake of the Lord, exhort you to walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all humility and meekness;

Youngs Literal Translation

Call upon you, then, do I -- the prisoner of the Lord -- to walk worthily of the calling with which ye were called,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

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

the prisoner
δέσμιος 
Desmios 
prisoner, be in bonds, in bonds
Usage: 16

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

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

παρακαλέω 
Parakaleo 
Usage: 102

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

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

ἀξίως 
Axios 
Usage: 6

of the vocation
κλῆσις 
Klesis 
Usage: 11

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

Images Ephesians 4:1

Context Readings

Christians Should Live In Unity

1 I therefore, the prisoner for the Lord, appeal to and beg you to walk (lead a life) worthy of the [divine] calling to which you have been called [with behavior that is a credit to the summons to God's service, 2 Living as becomes you] with complete lowliness of mind (humility) and meekness (unselfishness, gentleness, mildness), with patience, bearing with one another and making allowances because you love one another.


Cross References

Ephesians 3:1

For this reason [ because I preached that you are thus built up together], I, Paul, [am] the prisoner of Jesus the Christ for the sake and on behalf of you Gentiles -- "

Philippians 1:27

Only be sure as citizens so to conduct yourselves [that] your manner of life [will be] worthy of the good news (the Gospel) of Christ, so that whether I [do] come and see you or am absent, I may hear this of you: that you are standing firm in united spirit and purpose, striving side by side and contending with a single mind for the faith of the glad tidings (the Gospel).

Colossians 1:10

That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition].

1 Thessalonians 2:12

To live lives worthy of God, Who calls you into His own kingdom and the glorious blessedness [ into which true believers will enter after Christ's return].

Romans 12:1

I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.

Genesis 5:24

And Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God; and he was not, for God took him [home with Him].

Genesis 17:1

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, I am the Almighty God; walk and live habitually before Me and be perfect (blameless, wholehearted, complete).

Jeremiah 38:20

But Jeremiah said, They will not deliver you [to them]. Obey, I beg of you, the voice of the Lord, Who speaks to you through me. Then it will be well with you, and you will live.

Acts 9:31

So the church throughout the whole of Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was edified [growing in wisdom, virtue, and piety] and walking in the respect and reverential fear of the Lord and in the consolation and exhortation of the Holy Spirit, continued to increase and was multiplied.

Romans 8:28-30

We are assured and know that [ God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.

1 Corinthians 4:16

So I urge and implore you, be imitators of me.

2 Corinthians 5:20

So we are Christ's ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ's personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 6:1

Laboring together [as God's fellow workers] with Him then, we beg of you not to receive the grace of God in vain [that merciful kindness by which God exerts His holy influence on souls and turns them to Christ, keeping and strengthening them -- "do not receive it to no purpose].

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I myself, Paul, beseech you, by the gentleness and consideration of Christ [Himself; I] who [am] lowly enough [so they say] when among you face to face, but bold (fearless and outspoken) to you when [I am] absent from you!

Galatians 4:12

Brethren, I beg of you, become as I am [free from the bondage of Jewish ritualism and ordinances], for I also have become as you are [ a Gentile]. You did me no wrong [ in the days when I first came to you; do not do it now].

Ephesians 4:4

[There is] one body and one Spirit -- "just as there is also one hope [that belongs] to the calling you received -- "

Ephesians 4:17

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.

Ephesians 5:2

And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God [for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.

Philippians 3:14

I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.

Philippians 3:17-18

Brethren, together follow my example and observe those who live after the pattern we have set for you.

Colossians 2:6

As you have therefore received Christ, [even] Jesus the Lord, [so] walk (regulate your lives and conduct yourselves) in union with and conformity to Him.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. [He is] always striving for you earnestly in his prayers, [pleading] that you may [as persons of ripe character and clear conviction] stand firm and mature [in spiritual growth], convinced and fully assured in everything willed by God.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

Furthermore, brethren, we beg and admonish you in [virtue of our union with] the Lord Jesus, that [you follow the instructions which] you learned from us about how you ought to walk so as to please and gratify God, as indeed you are doing, [and] that you do so even more and more abundantly [attaining yet greater perfection in living this life].

2 Thessalonians 1:11

With this in view we constantly pray for you, that our God may deem and count you worthy of [your] calling and [His] every gracious purpose of goodness, and with power may complete in [your] every particular work of faith (faith which is that leaning of the whole human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness).

2 Timothy 1:9

[For it is He] Who delivered and saved us and called us with a calling in itself holy and leading to holiness [to a life of consecration, a vocation of holiness]; [He did it] not because of anything of merit that we have done, but because of and to further His own purpose and grace (unmerited favor) which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began [eternal ages ago].

Titus 2:10

Nor to steal by taking things of small value, but to prove themselves truly loyal and entirely reliable and faithful throughout, so that in everything they may be an ornament and do credit to the teaching [which is] from and about God our Savior.

Titus 2:10

Nor to steal by taking things of small value, but to prove themselves truly loyal and entirely reliable and faithful throughout, so that in everything they may be an ornament and do credit to the teaching [which is] from and about God our Savior.

Hebrews 3:1

So then, brethren, consecrated and set apart for God, who share in the heavenly calling, [thoughtfully and attentively] consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest Whom we confessed [as ours when we embraced the Christian faith].

Hebrews 13:21

Strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ (the Messiah); to Whom be the glory forever and ever (to the ages of the ages). Amen (so be it).

1 Peter 2:11

Beloved, I implore you as aliens and strangers and exiles [in this world] to abstain from the sensual urges (the evil desires, the passions of the flesh, your lower nature) that wage war against the soul.

1 Peter 3:9

Never return evil for evil or insult for insult (scolding, tongue-lashing, berating), but on the contrary blessing [praying for their welfare, happiness, and protection, and truly pitying and loving them]. For know that to this you have been called, that you may yourselves inherit a blessing [from God -- "that you may obtain a blessing as heirs, bringing welfare and happiness and protection].

1 Peter 5:10

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you.

2 Peter 1:3

For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [ full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue).

2 John 1:5

And now I beg you, lady (Cyria), not as if I were issuing a new charge (injunction or command), but [simply recalling to your mind] the one we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.

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