Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, who is the head, even Christ: 16 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. 17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,


Cross References

Colossians 2:19

And not holding the Head, from whom all the body by joints and ligaments having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increases with the increase of God.

John 15:5

I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.

Ephesians 1:4

According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Job 10:10-11

Have you not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?

Psalm 139:15-16

My frame was not hid from you, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now concerning things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.

1 Corinthians 12:12-28

For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

1 Corinthians 13:4-9

Love suffers long, and is kind; love envies not; love vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,

1 Corinthians 13:13-1

And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Galatians 5:6

For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love.

Galatians 5:13-14

For, brethren, you have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Ephesians 3:7

Of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.

Ephesians 3:17

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

Ephesians 4:12

For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Ephesians 4:15

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

Philippians 1:9

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

Colossians 2:2

That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

1 Thessalonians 1:3

Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

1 Thessalonians 2:13

For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard of us, you received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually works also in you that believe.

1 Thessalonians 3:12

And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:

1 Thessalonians 4:9-10

But concerning brotherly love you need not that I write unto you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

2 Thessalonians 1:3

We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all toward each other abounds;

1 Timothy 1:5

Now the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

1 Peter 1:22

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

1 John 4:16

And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him.

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