Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

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;

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 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; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.


Cross References

Ephesians 1:22

And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

Zechariah 8:16

These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

Ephesians 2:21

In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

Psalm 32:2

Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

2 Corinthians 4:2

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

Ephesians 4:25

Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

1 Peter 2:2

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

1 John 3:18

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

Judges 16:15

And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth.

Hosea 14:5-7

I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

Malachi 4:2

But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

John 1:47

Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

Romans 12:9

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

2 Corinthians 8:8

I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

Ephesians 5:23

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

Colossians 1:18-19

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

James 2:15-16

If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

1 Peter 1:22

Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

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