Parallel Verses

Amplified

Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

New American Standard Bible

but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,

King James Version

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

Holman Bible

But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head—Christ.

International Standard Version

Instead, by speaking the truth in love, we will grow up completely and become one with the head, that is, one with the Messiah,

A Conservative Version

But being truthful in love, we may cause all things to grow for him who is the head--the Christ--

American Standard Version

but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, even Christ;

An Understandable Version

But [instead], we should speak [and practice] truth in a loving way, so that we can, in all respects, grow up [spiritually] into [union with] Christ, who is the head [i.e., of His body, the church].

Anderson New Testament

but speaking truthfully in love, we might grow up in all things, into him who is the head, even the Christ,

Bible in Basic English

But saying true words in love, may come to full growth in him, who is the head, even Christ;

Common New Testament

But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into him, who is the head, into Christ,

Daniel Mace New Testament

but being sincere in mutual love, may be entirely united to Christ, who is the head:

Darby Translation

but, holding the truth in love, we may grow up to him in all things, who is the head, the Christ:

Godbey New Testament

but speaking the truth in divine love, let its grow up in him in all things, who is the head, Christ;

Goodspeed New Testament

We must lovingly hold to the truth and grow up into perfect union with him who is the head??hrist himself.

John Wesley New Testament

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, who is the head, even Christ:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

but following the truth in charity, let us grow up into him in all things, who is the head, the Christ:

Julia Smith Translation

And speaking the truth in love, let us grow up into him in all things, who is the head, Christ:

King James 2000

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, who is the head, even Christ:

Lexham Expanded Bible

But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow into him [with reference to] all [things], who is the head, Christ,

Modern King James verseion

But that you, speaking the truth in love, may in all things grow up to Him who is the Head, even Christ;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But let us follow the truth in love, and in all things grow in him which is the head, that is to say Christ,

Moffatt New Testament

we are to hold by the truth, and by our love to grow up wholly into Him. For He, Christ, is the head, and under him,

Montgomery New Testament

but holding the truth in love we shall grow up in every part into him who is our Head, even Christ.

NET Bible

But practicing the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ, who is the head.

New Heart English Bible

but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, Christ;

Noyes New Testament

but cleaving to truth in love, may grow up in all things unto him who is the head, even Christ;

Sawyer New Testament

but speaking the truth with love we may grow to him in all things, who is the head, Christ;

The Emphasized Bible

But, pursuing truth - may, in love, grow into him in all things, - who is the head, Christ, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, who is the head, even Christ:

Twentieth Century New Testament

But holding the truth in a spirit of love, we shall grow into complete union with him who is our Head--Christ himself.

Webster

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, who is the head, even Christ:

Weymouth New Testament

But we shall lovingly hold to the truth, and shall in all respects grow up into union with Him who is our Head, even Christ.

Williams New Testament

But, on the other hand, we shall go on holding to the truth and in love growing up into perfect union with Him, that is, Christ Himself who is the Head.

World English Bible

but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, Christ;

Worrell New Testament

but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him, Who is the Head, Christ;

Worsley New Testament

but holding the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him, who is the head, even Christ:

Youngs Literal Translation

and, being true in love, we may increase to Him in all things, who is the head -- the Christ;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἀληθεύω 
Aletheuo 
tell the truth, speak the truth
Usage: 2

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

G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

may grow up
αὐξάνω 
Auxano 
Usage: 17

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

him

Usage: 0

in all things
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

the head
κεφαλή 
Kephale 
Usage: 63

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 4:15

Devotionals containing Ephesians 4:15

Images Ephesians 4:15

Prayers for Ephesians 4:15

Context Readings

Gifted Leaders Bring The Church To Maturity

14 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. 15 Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 16 For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its functions], grows to full maturity, building itself up in love.


Cross References

Ephesians 1:22

And He has put all things under His feet and has appointed Him the universal and supreme Head of the church [a headship exercised throughout the church],

Zechariah 8:16

These are the things that you shall do: speak every man the truth with his neighbor; render the truth and pronounce the judgment or verdict that makes for peace in [the courts at] your gates.

Ephesians 2:21

In Him the whole structure is joined (bound, welded) together harmoniously, and it continues to rise (grow, increase) into a holy temple in the Lord [a sanctuary dedicated, consecrated, and sacred to the presence of the Lord].

Psalm 32:2

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

2 Corinthians 4:2

We have renounced disgraceful ways (secret thoughts, feelings, desires and underhandedness, the methods and arts that men hide through shame); we refuse to deal craftily (to practice trickery and cunning) or to adulterate or handle dishonestly the Word of God, but we state the truth openly (clearly and candidly). And so we commend ourselves in the sight and presence of God to every man's conscience.

Ephesians 4:25

Therefore, rejecting all falsity and being done now with it, let everyone express the truth with his neighbor, for we are all parts of one body and members one of another.

1 Peter 2:2

Like newborn babies you should crave (thirst for, earnestly desire) the pure (unadulterated) spiritual milk, that by it you may be nurtured and grow unto [completed] salvation,

1 John 3:18

Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity).

Judges 16:15

And she said to him, How can you say, I love you, when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times and have not told me in what your great strength lies.

Hosea 14:5-7

I will be like the dew and the night mist to Israel; he shall grow and blossom like the lily and cast forth his roots like [the sturdy evergreens of] Lebanon.

Malachi 4:2

But unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and His beams, and you shall go forth and gambol like calves [released] from the stall and leap for joy.

John 1:47

Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him and said concerning him, See! Here is an Israelite indeed [a true descendant of Jacob], in whom there is no guile nor deceit nor falsehood nor duplicity!

Romans 12:9

[Let your] love be sincere (a real thing); hate what is evil [loathe all ungodliness, turn in horror from wickedness], but hold fast to that which is good.

2 Corinthians 8:8

I give this not as an order [to dictate to you], but to prove, by [pointing out] the zeal of others, the sincerity of your [own] love also.

Ephesians 5:23

For the husband is head of the wife as Christ is the Head of the church, Himself the Savior of [His] body.

Colossians 1:18-19

He also is the Head of [His] body, the church; seeing He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, so that He alone in everything and in every respect might occupy the chief place [stand first and be preeminent].

James 2:15-16

If a brother or sister is poorly clad and lacks food for each day,

1 Peter 1:22

Since by your obedience to the Truth through the [Holy] Spirit you have purified your hearts for the sincere affection of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently from a pure heart.

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace (undeserved favor, spiritual strength) and recognition and knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the Messiah). To Him [be] glory (honor, majesty, and splendor) both now and to the day of eternity. Amen (so be it)!

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