Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

King James Version

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Holman Bible

No rotten talk should come from your mouth, but only what is good for the building up of someone in need, in order to give grace to those who hear.

International Standard Version

Let no filthy talk be heard from your mouths, but only what is good for building up people and meeting the need of the moment. This way you will administer grace to those who hear you.

A Conservative Version

Let no corrupt speech go out of your mouth, rather if there is any good word for edification of a need, so that it may give grace to those who hear.

American Standard Version

Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for edifying as the need may be, that it may give grace to them that hear.

Amplified

Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God's favor) to those who hear it.

An Understandable Version

Do not allow unwholesome [Note: The Greek word for "unwholesome" is "rotten, diseased"] language to come from your mouth, but only what is helpful for building up those who need it, so that you can impart favor [i.e., benefit] to those who listen [to you].

Anderson New Testament

Let no impure speech come out of your mouth, but whatever is good for needful edification, that it may give grace to the hearers:

Bible in Basic English

Let no evil talk come out of your mouth, but only what is good for giving necessary teaching, and for grace to those who give ear.

Common New Testament

Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building others up according to the need of the moment, that it may impart grace to those who hear.

Daniel Mace New Testament

let no obscene language defile your mouth, use only such as tends to edification, that it may be beneficial to the hearers.

Darby Translation

Let no corrupt word go out of your mouth, but if there be any good one for needful edification, that it may give grace to those that hear it.

Godbey New Testament

Let no corrupt communication go forth out of your mouth, but if anything is good unto edification of need, in order that he may give grace to those who hear.

Goodspeed New Testament

No bad word must ever pass your lips, but only words that are good and suited to improve the occasion, so that they will be a blessing to those who hear them.

John Wesley New Testament

Let no corrupt discourse proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good, to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good for edification, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Julia Smith Translation

Let not any foul word go out of your mouth, but if any good to the building of necessity, that it might give grace to them hearing.

King James 2000

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{No rotten word must proceed} from your mouth, but only something good for the building up of the need, in order that it may give grace to those who hear,

Modern King James verseion

Let not any filthy word go out of your mouth, but if any is good to building up in respect of need, that it may give grace to the ones hearing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let no filthy communication proceed out of your mouths: but that which is good to edify withal, when need is, that it may have favour with the hearers.

Moffatt New Testament

Let no bad word pass your lips, but only such speech as is good for edification, as occasion may require, words that are gracious and a means of grace to those who hear them.

Montgomery New Testament

From your lips let no evil words come forth, but such as occasion warrants, such as are good for upbuilding and give a blessing to the hearers.

NET Bible

You must let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for the building up of the one in need, that it may give grace to those who hear.

New Heart English Bible

Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Noyes New Testament

Let no foul language proceed out of your mouth, but whatever is good for edification, as the need may be, that it may benefit the hearers;

Sawyer New Testament

Let no evil word proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good for useful edification, that it may afford benefit to those that hear.

The Emphasized Bible

Let, no putrid discourse, out of your mouth, be going forth, but if anything is good - suited to the needful upbuilding, - that it may give benefit unto them that hear;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Let no loose discourse proceed out of your mouth, but whatever is good for useful edification, that it may communicate grace to the hearers.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Never let any foul word pass your lips, but only such good words as the occasion demands, that they may be a help to those who hear them.

Webster

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.

Weymouth New Testament

Let no unwholesome words ever pass your lips, but let all your words be good for benefiting others according to the need of the moment, so that they may be a means of blessing to the hearers.

Williams New Testament

You must stop letting any bad word pass your lips, but only words that are good for building up as the occasion demands, so that they will result in spiritual blessing to the hearers.

World English Bible

Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Worrell New Testament

Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but whatever is good for the supplying of the need, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Worsley New Testament

Let no corrupt word come out of your mouth; but what is good to useful edification, that it may benefit the hearers.

Youngs Literal Translation

Let no corrupt word out of your mouth go forth, but what is good unto the needful building up, that it may give grace to the hearers;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Let
ἐκπορεύομαι 
Ekporeuomai 
proceed , go out , go , come , depart , go forth , , vr go forth
Usage: 22

no
μή 
me 
not , no , that not , God forbid 9 , lest , neither , no man , but , none , not translated ,
Usage: 493

σαπρός 
Sapros 
Usage: 1

λόγος 
Logos 
word , saying , account , speech , Word , thing , not tr ,
Usage: 256

ἐκπορεύομαι 
Ekporeuomai 
proceed , go out , go , come , depart , go forth , , vr go forth
Usage: 22

out of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of , from , out of , by , on , with ,
Usage: 709

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your , you , ye , yours , not tr. ,
Usage: 371

στόμα 
Stoma 
Usage: 63

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but , yea , yet , nevertheless , howbeit , nay , therefore , save , not tr ,
Usage: 461

εἰ 
Ei 
ἵνα 
Hina 
if , whether , that , not tr ,
that , to ,
Usage: 218
Usage: 472

which is
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

to
πρός 
Pros 
unto , to , with , for , against , among , at , not tr , , vr to
Usage: 412

the use
χρεία 
Chreia 
Usage: 36

οἰκοδομή 
Oikodome 
Usage: 17

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
give , grant , put , show , deliver , make ,
Usage: 254

χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Ephesians 4:29

References

American

Fausets

Context Readings

Old Behavior, New Behavior, And Motivation

28 He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need. 29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. 30 Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.


Cross References

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.

Proverbs 10:31-32

The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out.

Proverbs 15:2-4

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.

Psalm 37:30-31

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.

Proverbs 12:13

An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts of fools are not so.

Proverbs 15:23

A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.

Proverbs 25:11-12

Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.

Matthew 5:16

"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 12:34-37

"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.

Romans 3:13-14

"THEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE, WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING," "THE POISON OF ASPS IS UNDER THEIR LIPS";

1 Corinthians 14:19

however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Ephesians 4:16

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.

Ephesians 5:3-4

But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;

Colossians 3:8-9

But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.

Colossians 3:16-17

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.

James 3:2-8

For we all stumble in many ways If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.

1 Peter 3:1

In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,

Jude 1:13-16

wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

"These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.

Psalm 5:9

There is nothing reliable in what they say; Their inward part is destruction itself Their throat is an open grave; They flatter with their tongue.

Psalm 45:2

You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Psalm 52:2

Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.

Psalm 71:17-18

O God, You have taught me from my youth, And I still declare Your wondrous deeds.

Psalm 71:24

My tongue also will utter Your righteousness all day long; For they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek my hurt.

Psalm 73:7-9

Their eye bulges from fatness; The imaginations of their heart run riot.

Psalm 78:4-5

We will not conceal them from their children, But tell to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done.

Malachi 3:16-18

Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who esteem His name.

Luke 4:22

And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, "Is this not Joseph's son?"

1 Corinthians 15:32-33

If from human motives I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, LET US EAT AND DRINK, FOR TOMORROW WE DIE.

1 Peter 2:12

Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.

2 Peter 2:18

For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,

Revelation 13:5-6

There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.

Ephesians 4:12

for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;



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