Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

We must not be babies any longer, blown about and swung around by every wind of doctrine through the trickery of men with their ingenuity in inventing error.

New American Standard Bible

As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;

King James Version

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

Holman Bible

Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit.

International Standard Version

Then we will no longer be little children, tossed like waves and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people's trickery, or by clever strategies that would lead us astray.

A Conservative Version

So that we may no longer be childish, tossed about and carried about by every wind of doctrine by the trickery of men in craftiness with the methodology of error.

American Standard Version

that we may be no longer children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error;

Amplified

So then, we may no longer be children, tossed [like ships] to and fro between chance gusts of teaching and wavering with every changing wind of doctrine, [the prey of] the cunning and cleverness of unscrupulous men, [gamblers engaged] in every shifting form of trickery in inventing errors to mislead.

An Understandable Version

Then we will no longer be [spiritual] babies, tossed back and forth [by waves], and blown around by every wind of [false] teaching, [deceived] by the clever trickery of people using deceptive schemes.

Anderson New Testament

that we might no longer be children, tossed and carried about by every wind of teaching, through the artifice of men, through craftiness used by them for the deliberate planning of deceit;

Bible in Basic English

So that we may be no longer children, sent this way and that, turned about by every wind of teaching, by the twisting and tricks of men, by the deceits of error;

Common New Testament

As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming.

Daniel Mace New Testament

that we should be no longer children, fluctuating, and carried about with every empty doctrine, by men vers'd in sleight and the crafty arts of deceit:

Darby Translation

in order that we may be no longer babes, tossed and carried about by every wind of that teaching which is in the sleight of men, in unprincipled cunning with a view to systematized error;

Godbey New Testament

in order that we may be no longer infants, tossed by the waves and carried about by every wind of teaching, in the caprice of the people, in their craftiness, pursuant to their method of delusion;

John Wesley New Testament

That we may be no longer children, fluctuating to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the slight of men, by cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

That we no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men and cunning craftiness, by which they lie in wait to deceive,

Julia Smith Translation

That we be no more babes, tossed about, and carried around by every wind of doctrine, in the playing at dice of men, in craft, with the artifice of deceit;

King James 2000

That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, by which they lie in wait to deceive;

Lexham Expanded Bible

so that we may no longer be infants, tossed about by waves and carried about by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of people, by craftiness with reference to the scheming of deceit.

Modern King James verseion

so that we no longer may be infants, tossed to and fro and carried about by every wind of doctrine, in the dishonesty of men, in cunning craftiness, to the wiles of deceit.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

That we henceforth be no more children, wavering and carried with every wind of doctrine, by the wiliness of men and craftiness, whereby they lay a wait for us to deceive us.

Montgomery New Testament

So we shall no longer be children, tossed up and down, and blown about by every wind of teaching, tricked by the craft of men in the snares of misleading error;

NET Bible

So we are no longer to be children, tossed back and forth by waves and carried about by every wind of teaching by the trickery of people who craftily carry out their deceitful schemes.

New Heart English Bible

that we may no longer be children, tossed back and forth and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error;

Noyes New Testament

that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and borne about by every wind of teaching, through the dishonest tricks of men, and their cunning in the wily arts of error;

Sawyer New Testament

that we may be no longer children, driven about like waves and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the art of men, and the craftiness of deceitful wiles,

The Emphasized Bible

That we may, no longer, be infants - billow-tossed and shifted round with every wind of teaching, - in the craft of men, in knavery suited to the artifice of error;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

that we should be no longer infants, floating on the waves, and carried about with every wind of novel doctrine, by the juggling of men, by their craftiness after the delusive wiles of error;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Then we shall no longer be like infants, tossed backward and forward, blown about by every breath of human teaching, through the trickery and the craftiness of men, towards the snares of error;

Webster

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, by which they lie in wait to deceive:

Weymouth New Testament

So we shall no longer be babes nor shall we resemble mariners tossed on the waves and carried about with every changing wind of doctrine according to men's cleverness and unscrupulous cunning, making use of every shifting device to mislead.

Williams New Testament

so that we may not be babies any longer, or like sailors tossed about and driven around by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men through their cunning in inventing new methods of error.

World English Bible

that we may no longer be children, tossed back and forth and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error;

Worrell New Testament

that we may no longer be babes, billow-tossed, and carried about with every wind of teaching, in the sleight of men, in the craftiness suited to the artifice of error;

Worsley New Testament

That we may be no longer children fluctuating and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the artful insinuations of men, and their crafty methods of deceiving;

Youngs Literal Translation

that we may no more be babes, tossed and borne about by every wind of the teaching, in the sleight of men, in craftiness, unto the artifice of leading astray,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

we
ὦ 
be, may be, should be, is, might be, were, not tr,
Usage: 41

ὦ 
be, may be, should be, is, might be, were, not tr,
Usage: 41

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

νήπιος 
Nepios 
Usage: 11

tossed to and fro
κλυδωνίζομαι 
Kludonizomai 
toss to and fro
Usage: 1

and

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

περιφέρω 
Periphero 
Usage: 5

with every
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ἄνεμος 
Anemos 
Usage: 25

διδασκαλία 
Didaskalia 
Usage: 19

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

the sleight
κυβεία 
Kubeia 
Usage: 1

of men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

πανουργία 
Panourgia 
Usage: 5

πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

lie in wait
μεθοδεία 
methodeia 
Usage: 2

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Ephesians 4:14

Context Readings

Gifted Leaders Bring The Church To Maturity

13 until we all attain unity in faith, and in the knowledge of the Son of God, and reach mature manhood, and that full measure of development found in Christ. 14 We must not be babies any longer, blown about and swung around by every wind of doctrine through the trickery of men with their ingenuity in inventing error. 15 We must lovingly hold to the truth and grow up into perfect union with him who is the head??hrist himself.


Cross References

James 1:6

But he must ask with faith, and without any doubt, for the man who doubts is like the billowing sea, driven and blown about by the wind.

1 Corinthians 14:20

Brothers, you must not be children mentally. In evil be babies, but mentally be mature.

Hebrews 13:9

You must not be carried away with strange varieties of teaching. The true way to steadfastness of heart is through God's mercy, not through scruples about food, which have never done their adherents any good.

Matthew 11:7

But as they were going away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John. "What was it that you went out into the desert to look at? A reed swaying in the wind?

Matthew 24:11

Many false prophets will appear, and many will be misled by them,

Matthew 24:24

for false Christs and false prophets will appear, and they will show great signs and wonders to mislead God's chosen people if they can.

Romans 16:17-18

I beg you, brothers, to be on the watch for those who introduce divisions and difficulties, in opposition to the instruction that you were given, and to avoid them.

2 Corinthians 2:17

For I am no peddler of God's message, like most men, but like a man of sincerity, commissioned by God and in his presence, in union with Christ I utter his message.

2 Corinthians 4:2

I disown disgraceful, underhanded ways. I refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's message. It is by the open statement of the truth that I would commend myself to every human conscience in the sight of God.

Ephesians 6:11

You must put on God's armor, so as to be able to stand up against the devil's stratagems.

Colossians 2:4-8

What I mean is, let nobody mislead you by specious arguments.

1 John 4:1

Dear friends, do not believe every inspired utterance, but test the utterances to see whether they come from God, for many false prophets have come out into the world.

Matthew 18:3-4

and he said, "I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven at all.

Acts 20:30-31

and from your own number men will appear and teach perversions of the truth in order to draw the disciples away after them.

Acts 23:21

But do not let them persuade you, for more than forty of them are lying in wait for him, and they have taken an oath not to eat or drink till they have killed him. They are all ready now, and are only waiting to get your promise."

1 Corinthians 3:1-2

So, for my part, brothers, I could not treat you as spiritual persons; I had to treat you just as creatures of flesh and blood, as babies in Christian living.

1 Corinthians 12:2

You know that when you were heathen you would stray off, as impulse directed, to idols that could not speak.

2 Corinthians 11:3-4

But I am afraid that just as the serpent by his cunning deceived Eve, your thoughts will be led astray from their single-hearted fidelity to Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

Such men are sham apostles, dishonest workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ.

Galatians 1:6-7

I am amazed that you are so quickly turning away from him who called you by the mercy of Christ, to some different good news??7 not that there is any other, only that there are some people who are trying to unsettle you and want to turn the good news of the Christ around.

Galatians 3:1

You senseless Galatians! Who has bewitched you, when you had Jesus Christ shown crucified right before your eyes?

2 Thessalonians 2:2-5

not to let your minds be too easily unsettled or wrought up, by any message of the Spirit or any utterance or letter purporting to be from me, to the effect that the Day of the Lord has already come.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-10

The other's appearance, by the contrivance of Satan, will be full of power and pretended signs and wonders,

1 Timothy 3:6

He must not be a new convert, or he may grow conceited and incur criticism from slanderous people.

1 Timothy 4:6-7

If you point this out to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, living on the principles of the faith and the excellent teaching you have had.

2 Timothy 1:15

You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.

2 Timothy 2:17-18

and their teaching spreads like a cancer; men like Hymenaeus and Philetus,

2 Timothy 3:6-9

They are the kind of men who make their way into people's houses and make captives of poor, weak women, loaded down with their sins and under the control of all sorts of impulses,

2 Timothy 3:13

and bad men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving others and deceived themselves.

2 Timothy 4:3

For a time will come when they will not listen to wholesome instruction, but will overwhelm themselves with teachers to suit their whims and tickle their fancies,

Hebrews 5:12-14

For although from the length of your Christian experience you ought to be teaching others, you actually need someone to teach you over again the very elements of Christian truth, and you have come to need milk instead of solid food.

James 3:4

Even ships, great as they are, and driven by strong winds, are steered with a very small rudder wherever the pilot pleases.

2 Peter 2:1-3

There were false prophets too among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will introduce destructive sects and deny the Master who has bought them, thus bringing on themselves swift destruction.

2 Peter 2:18

They utter arrogant nonsense and use physical cravings to lure into immorality men who are just escaping from among those who live in error;

1 John 2:19

They have gone out from our number, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had, they would have stayed with us. It was to make it clear that none of them really belonged to us that they withdrew.

1 John 2:26

I write you this with reference to those who are trying to mislead you.

Jude 1:12

They are stains on your religious meals, where they carouse together, boldly attending to no one but themselves; rainless clouds driven before the wind; leafless trees without fruit, doubly dead, and uprooted;

Revelation 13:11-14

Then I saw another animal come up out of the land. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon.

Revelation 19:20

And the animal was captured and with it the false prophet who performed wonders on its behalf by means of which he led astray those who had let the animal's mark be put on them and who worshiped its statue. Both of them were flung alive into the fiery lake of burning brimstone.



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