Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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:

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;

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).

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 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. 15 But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head—Christ. 16 From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.


Cross References

Ephesians 1:22

And He put everything under His feet and appointed Him as head over everything for the church,

Zechariah 8:16

These are the things you must do: Speak truth to one another; make true and sound decisions within your gates.

Ephesians 2:21

The whole building, being put together by Him, grows into a holy sanctuary in the Lord.

Psalm 32:2

How joyful is the man
the Lord does not charge with sin
and in whose spirit is no deceit!

2 Corinthians 4:2

Instead, we have renounced shameful secret things, not walking in deceit or distorting God’s message, but commending ourselves to every person’s conscience in God’s sight by an open display of the truth.

Ephesians 4:25

Since you put away lying, Speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, because we are members of one another.

1 Peter 2:2

Like newborn infants, desire the pure spiritual milk, so that you may grow by it for your salvation,

1 John 3:18

Little children, we must not love with word or speech, but with truth and action.

Judges 16:15

“How can you say, ‘I love you,’” she told him, “when your heart is not with me? This is the third time you have mocked me and not told me what makes your strength so great!”

Hosea 14:5-7

I will be like the dew to Israel;
he will blossom like the lily
and take root like the cedars of Lebanon.

Malachi 4:2

But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall.

John 1:47

Then Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him and said about him, “Here is a true Israelite; no deceit is in him.”

Romans 12:9

Love must be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good.

2 Corinthians 8:8

I am not saying this as a command. Rather, by means of the diligence of others, I am testing the genuineness of your love.

Ephesians 5:23

for the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of the body.

Colossians 1:18-19

He is also the head of the body, the church;
He is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead,
so that He might come to have
first place in everything.

James 2:15-16

If a brother or sister is without clothes and lacks daily food

1 Peter 1:22

By obedience to the truth, having purified yourselves for sincere love of the brothers, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

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