Parallel Verses

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,

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;

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:

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 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. 15 But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow into him [with reference to] all [things], who is the head, Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined together and held together by every supporting ligament, according to the working by measure of each single part, the growth of the body makes for the building up of itself in love.


Cross References

Ephesians 1:22

and he subjected all [things] under his feet and gave him [as] head over all [things] to the church,

Zechariah 8:16

These [are] the things that you must do: speak truth, each [of you], with his neighbor; practice trustworthy judgment and peace in your gates.

Ephesians 2:21

in whom the whole building, joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,

Psalm 32:2

Happy [is] a person to whom Yahweh does not impute iniquity and in whose spirit there is not deceit.

2 Corinthians 4:2

but we have renounced shameful hidden things, not behaving with craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but with the open proclamation of the truth commending ourselves to every person's conscience before God.

Ephesians 4:25

Therefore, putting aside the lie, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, because we are members of one another.

1 Peter 2:2

like newborn infants long for the unadulterated spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation,

1 John 3:18

Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

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 you have not told me how your strength is [so] great."

Hosea 14:5-7

I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like the lily plant, and he will strike his roots like the [trees of] Lebanon.

Malachi 4:2

But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise, with healing in its wings, and you will go out and leap like {fattened calves}.

John 1:47

Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said about him, "Look! {A true Israelite} in whom is no deceit!"

Romans 12:9

Love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what [is] evil; be attached to what [is] good,

2 Corinthians 8:8

I am not saying [this] as a command, but proving the genuineness of your love by means of the diligence of others.

Ephesians 5:23

because [the] husband is [the] head of the wife, as also Christ [is the] head of the church (he himself [being the] Savior of the body).

Colossians 1:18-19

and he himself is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself may become first in everything,

James 2:15-16

If a brother or a sister is poorly clothed and lacking food for the day,

1 Peter 1:22

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for sincere brotherly love, love one another fervently from the 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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