Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

in whom the whole body is united and held together by every ligament with which it is supplied. As each individual part does its job, the body builds itself up in love.

New American Standard Bible

from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

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.

A Conservative Version

from whom the whole body, joined together and united together through every connection of the supply, according to the working of each one part within a standard, makes the growth of the body for the construction of itself by love.

American Standard Version

from whom all the body fitly framed and knit together through that which every joint supplieth, according to the working in due measure of each several part, maketh the increase of the body unto the building up of itself in love.

Amplified

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.

An Understandable Version

From Him all [members of] the body are properly joined together by every supporting ligament, as each part contributes to the growth of the body and builds itself up through [mutual] love.

Anderson New Testament

from whom the whole body, compactly fitted together, and united by every helping joint, according to the energy in the measure of each part, makes increase of the body, for the building up of itself in love.

Bible in Basic English

Through whom all the body, being rightly formed and united together, by the full working of every part, is increased to the building up of itself in love.

Common New Testament

from whom the whole body, being joined and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each part, causes the growth of the body and builds itself up in love.

Daniel Mace New Testament

from which the whole body fitly framed, and compacted by the entire adherence and contribution of every part performing its respective function, increases and improves itself by the mutual concern of the parts.

Darby Translation

from whom the whole body, fitted together, and connected by every joint of supply, according to the working in its measure of each one part, works for itself the increase of the body to its self-building up in love.

Godbey New Testament

from whom the whole body, being assimilated and knitted together through every joint of the supply, according to the working in each several part, makes increase of the body in the edification of itself in divine love.

Goodspeed New Testament

For it is under his control that the whole system, adjusted and united by each ligament of its equipment, develops in proportion to the functioning of each particular part, and so builds itself up through love.

John Wesley New Testament

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 member, maketh increase of the body, to the edifying of itself in love.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

From whom the whole body fitly joined together and well tied together among itself by the nourishment that every connecting bond supplies, by the operation of each member according to measure they have received, making increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in charity.

Julia Smith Translation

From whom all the body fitted together and joined together by every touch of the expenditure, according to the energy in measure of one of each part, makes the increase of the body to the building up of itself in love.

King James 2000

From whom the whole body being fitly joined together and knit together by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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.

Modern King James verseion

from whom the whole body, fitted together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of each part, producing the growth of the body to the edifying of itself in love.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

in whom all the body is coupled and knit together, in every joint, wherewith one ministereth to another - according to the operation as every part hath his measure - and increaseth the body, unto the edifying of itself in love.

Moffatt New Testament

as the entire Body is welded together and compacted by every joint with which it is supplied, the due activity of each part enables the Body to grow and build itself up in love.

Montgomery New Testament

From him the whole body (knit together and compacted by all its joints) makes continual growth of the body so as to build itself up in love, through the energy of his bounteous provision, according to the need of each several part.

NET Bible

From him the whole body grows, fitted and held together through every supporting ligament. As each one does its part, the body grows in love.

New Heart English Bible

from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.

Noyes New Testament

from whom the whole body, well put together and compacted by means of every supplying joint, is, according to the working of each part in its proportion, building itself up in love.

Sawyer New Testament

by whom all the body being joined together and compacted by the supply of every joint, according to the proportionate operation of every part, makes increase of the body to the edification of itself in love.

The Emphasized Bible

Out of whom all the body - fitly framing itself together, and connecting itself, through means of every joint of supply, by way of energising in the measure of each single part - secureth the growing of the body, unto an upbuilding of itself in love.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

From whom the whole body nicely joined together, and firmly connected by every joint of exact proportion, according to the energy exerted in the measure of every several part, causeth the increase of the body unto the edification of itself in love.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For from him the whole Body, closely joined and knit together by the contact of every part with the source of its life, derives its power to grow, in proportion to the vigor of each individual part; and so is being built up in a spirit of love.

Webster

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 to the edifying of itself in love.

Weymouth New Testament

Dependent on Him, the whole body--its various parts closely fitting and firmly adhering to one another-- grows by the aid of every contributory link, with power proportioned to the need of each individual part, so as to build itself up in a spirit of love.

Williams New Testament

For it is under His direction that the whole body is perfectly adjusted and united by every joint that furnishes its supplies; and by the proper functioning of each particular part there is brought about the growing of the body for its building up in love.

World English Bible

from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.

Worrell New Testament

from Whom all the body, fitly framed and knit together through every joint of supply, according to the working in due measure of each single part, secures the growth of the body to the upbuilding of itself in love.

Worsley New Testament

from whom the whole body being fitly joined together and compacted by the aid of every joint, according to the operation proportioned to every part, maketh an increase to the edification of itself in love.

Youngs Literal Translation

from whom the whole body, being fitly joined together and united, through the supply of every joint, according to the working in the measure of each single part, the increase of the body doth make for the building up of itself in love.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

the whole
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

σῶμα 
Soma 
Usage: 123

συναρμολογέω 
sunarmologeo 
Usage: 2

and

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

συμβιβάζω 
Sumbibazo 
Usage: 6

by
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527


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

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ἁφή 
Haphe 
Usage: 2

ἐπιχορηγία 
Epichoregia 
Usage: 2

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

ἐνέργεια 
Energeia 
Usage: 8

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

the measure
μέτρον 
metron 
Usage: 8

of every
ἕκαστος 
hekastos 
Usage: 73

μέρος 
meros 
Usage: 36

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

αὔξησις 
Auxesis 
Usage: 2

of the body
σῶμα 
Soma 
Usage: 123

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

the edifying
οἰκοδομή 
Oikodome 
Usage: 17

of itself
ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 4:16

Images Ephesians 4:16

Prayers for Ephesians 4:16

Context Readings

Gifted Leaders Bring The Church To Maturity

15 Instead, by speaking the truth in love, we will grow up completely and become one with the head, that is, one with the Messiah, 16 in whom the whole body is united and held together by every ligament with which it is supplied. As each individual part does its job, the body builds itself up in love. 17 Therefore, I tell you and insist on in the Lord not to live any longer like the gentiles live, thinking worthless thoughts.


Cross References

Colossians 2:19

He does not hold on to the head, from whom the whole body, which is nourished and held together by its joints and ligaments, grows as God enables it.

John 15:5

I am the vine, you are the branches. The one who abides in me while I abide in him produces much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.

Ephesians 1:4

just as he chose us in the Messiah before the creation of the universe to be holy and blameless in his presence. In love

Job 10:10-11

Didn't you pour me out like milk and let me congeal like cheese?

Psalm 139:15-16

My frame was not hidden from you while I was being crafted in a hidden place, knit together in the depths of the earth.

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now concerning food offered to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

1 Corinthians 12:12-28

For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, form a single body, so it is with the Messiah.

1 Corinthians 13:4-9

Love is always patient; love is always kind; love is never envious or arrogant with pride. Nor is she conceited,

1 Corinthians 13:13-1

Right now three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Galatians 5:6

for in union with the Messiah Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision matters. What matters is faith expressed through love.

Galatians 5:13-14

For you, brothers, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity to gratify your flesh, but through love make it your habit to serve one another.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Ephesians 3:7

I have become a servant of this gospel according to the gift of God's grace that was given me by the working of his power.

Ephesians 3:17

and that the Messiah would make his home in your hearts through faith. Then, having been rooted and grounded in love,

Ephesians 4:12

to equip the saints, to do the work of ministry, and to build up the body of the Messiah

Ephesians 4:15

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

Philippians 1:9

And this is my prayer, that your love will keep on growing more and more with full knowledge and insight,

Colossians 2:2

Because they are united in love, I pray that their hearts may be encouraged by all the riches that come from a complete understanding of the full knowledge of the Messiah, who is the mystery of God.

1 Thessalonians 1:3

In the presence of our God and Father, we constantly remember how your faith is active, your love is hard at work, and your hope in our Lord Jesus the Messiah is enduring.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

Here is another reason why we constantly give thanks to God: When you received God's word, which you heard from us, you did not accept it as the word of humans but for what it really is the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.

1 Thessalonians 3:12

May the Lord greatly increase your love for each other and for all people, just as we love you.

1 Thessalonians 4:9-10

Now you do not need anyone to write to you about brotherly love, since you have been taught by God to love each other.

2 Thessalonians 1:3

Brothers, at all times we are obligated to thank God for you. It is right to do this because your faith is growing all the time and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing.

1 Timothy 1:5

The goal of this instruction is love that flows from a pure heart, from a clear conscience, and from a sincere faith.

1 Peter 1:22

Now that you have obeyed the truth and have purified your souls to love your brothers sincerely, you must love one another intensely and with a pure heart.

1 John 4:16

We have come to know and rely on the love that God has for us. God is love, and the person who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

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