Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

And do not give the devil an opportunity [to lead you into sin].

New American Standard Bible

and do not give the devil an opportunity.

King James Version

Neither give place to the devil.

Holman Bible

and don’t give the Devil an opportunity.

International Standard Version

and do not give the Devil an opportunity to work.

A Conservative Version

neither give place to the devil.

American Standard Version

neither give place to the devil.

Amplified

And do not give the devil an opportunity [to lead you into sin by holding a grudge, or nurturing anger, or harboring resentment, or cultivating bitterness].

Anderson New Testament

nor give place to the devil.

Bible in Basic English

And do not give way to the Evil One.

Common New Testament

and do not give the devil an opportunity.

Daniel Mace New Testament

lest the devil take hold of the opportunity.

Darby Translation

neither give room for the devil.

Godbey New Testament

neither give place to the devil.

Goodspeed New Testament

you must not give the devil a chance.

John Wesley New Testament

Neither give place to the devil.

Julia Smith Translation

Neither give place to the accuser.

King James 2000

Neither give place to the devil.

Lexham Expanded Bible

nor give place to the devil.

Modern King James verseion

neither give place to the Devil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

neither give place unto the backbiter.

Moffatt New Testament

give the devil no chance.

Montgomery New Testament

Give the devil no place.

NET Bible

Do not give the devil an opportunity.

New Heart English Bible

neither give place to the devil.

Noyes New Testament

and do not give place to the Devil.

Sawyer New Testament

neither give place to the devil.

The Emphasized Bible

Neither be giving place unto the adversary;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

nor give place to the devil.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And give no opportunity to the Devil.

Webster

Neither give place to the devil.

Weymouth New Testament

and do not leave room for the Devil.

Williams New Testament

stop giving the devil a chance.

World English Bible

neither give place to the devil.

Worrell New Testament

neither give place to the Devil.

Worsley New Testament

and give not the devil room to ensnare you.

Youngs Literal Translation

neither give place to the devil;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
μήτε 
mete 
neither, nor, so much as, or
Usage: 24

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

τόπος 
Topos 
Usage: 75

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Ephesians 4:27

References

Images Ephesians 4:27

Context Readings

Old Behavior, New Behavior, And Motivation

26 [Psa. 4:4 says], "Be angry [i.e., at wrongdoing. See Mark 3:5], but do not sin" [i.e., by harboring bitterness or retaliation]. Do not allow the sun to go down while you are still provoked. 27 And do not give the devil an opportunity [to lead you into sin]. 28 The person who has stolen must stop doing it; instead, he should work hard, doing something worthwhile with his own hands, so that he can have [money] to share with the person who needs it.


Cross References

James 4:7

So, you should submit yourselves to God, but oppose the devil, and he will flee from you.

Ephesians 6:16

And along with everything else, take up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to extinguish all the fire-tipped arrows of the evil one.

1 Peter 5:8

Be sensible and alert; your enemy the devil is prowling around like a roaring [i.e., hungry] lion looking for someone to [kill and] eat.

Acts 5:3

But Peter said to Ananias, "Why has Satan filled your heart [causing you] to deceive the Holy Spirit by keeping back part of the selling price of the land [while representing it as the full price]?

2 Corinthians 2:10-11

Now whomever you forgive [for doing] anything [wrong], I will forgive also. For indeed, whatever I have forgiven, if I have [actually] forgiven anything, has been for your sakes in the sight of Christ. [Note: Paul seems to be saying "Since my forgiveness depends on your forgiveness of the man, I am not sure of my forgiveness because I am not sure of yours"].

Ephesians 6:11

You people should put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to withstand the devil's schemes.

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