Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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,

Amplified

So I, the prisoner for the Lord, appeal to you to live a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called [that is, to live a life that exhibits godly character, moral courage, personal integrity, and mature behavior—a life that expresses gratitude to God for your salvation],

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,

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,

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,

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 in the Lord, beg you to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with one another in love;


Cross References

Ephesians 3:1

For this cause I, Paul, am the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles,

Philippians 1:27

Only let your way of life be worthy of the Good News of Christ, that, whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your state, that you stand firm in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the Good News;

Colossians 1:10

that you may walk worthily of the Lord, to please him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

1 Thessalonians 2:12

to the end that you should walk worthily of God, who calls you into his own Kingdom and glory.

Romans 12:1

Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.

Genesis 5:24

Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.

Genesis 17:1

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, Yahweh appeared to Abram, and said to him, "I am God Almighty. Walk before me, and be blameless.

Jeremiah 38:20

But Jeremiah said, They shall not deliver you. Obey, I beg you, the voice of Yahweh, in that which I speak to you: so it shall be well with you, and your soul shall live.

Acts 9:31

So the assemblies throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace, and were built up. They were multiplied, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:28-30

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 4:16

I beg you therefore, be imitators of me.

2 Corinthians 5:20

We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 6:1

Working together, we entreat also that you not receive the grace of God in vain,

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I Paul, myself, entreat you by the humility and gentleness of Christ; I who in your presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you.

Galatians 4:12

I beg you, brothers, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You did me no wrong,

Ephesians 4:4

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling;

Ephesians 4:17

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,

Ephesians 5:2

Walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.

Philippians 3:14

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:17-18

Brothers, be imitators together of me, and note those who walk this way, even as you have us for an example.

Colossians 2:6

As therefore you received Christ Jesus, the Lord, walk in him,

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always striving for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

Finally then, brothers, we beg and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, that you abound more and more.

2 Thessalonians 1:11

To this end we also pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire of goodness and work of faith, with power;

2 Timothy 1:9

who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,

Titus 2:10

not stealing, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God, our Savior, in all things.

Titus 2:10

not stealing, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God, our Savior, in all things.

Hebrews 3:1

Therefore, holy brothers, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus;

Hebrews 13:21

make you complete in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 2:11

Beloved, I beg you as foreigners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

1 Peter 3:9

not rendering evil for evil, or insult for insult; but instead blessing; knowing that to this were you called, that you may inherit a blessing.

1 Peter 5:10

But may the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

2 Peter 1:3

seeing that his divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and virtue;

2 John 1:5

Now I beg you, dear lady, not as though I wrote to you a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

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