Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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
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 
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 
Usage: 461

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

which is
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

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 
Usage: 254

χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Ephesians 4:29

References

Context Readings

Old Behavior, New Behavior, And Motivation

28 The man who stole must not steal any more; he must work with his hands at honest toil instead, so as to have something to share with those who are in need. 29 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. 30 You must not offend God's holy Spirit, with which you have been marked for the Day of Redemption.


Cross References

Colossians 4:6

Always put your message attractively, and yet pointedly, and be prepared to give every inquirer a fitting answer.

Matthew 5:16

Your light must burn in that way among men so that they will see the good you do, and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 12:34-37

You brood of snakes! how can you, bad as you are, utter anything good? For the mouth says only what the heart is full of.

Romans 3:13-14

Their throats are like open graves, They use their tongues to deceive; The venom of asps is behind their lips,

1 Corinthians 14:19

But in public worship I would rather say five words with my understanding so as to instruct others also than ten thousand words in an ecstasy.

Ephesians 4:16

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.

Ephesians 5:3-4

But immorality or any form of vice or greed must not be so much as mentioned among you; that would not be becoming in God's people.

Colossians 3:8-9

But now you too must put them all aside??nger, rage, spite, rough, abusive talk??hese must be banished from your lips.

Colossians 3:16-17

Let the message of Christ live in your hearts in all its wealth of wisdom. Teach it to one another and train one another in it with thankfulness, with psalms, hymns, and sacred songs, and sing to God with all your hearts.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore encourage one another and strengthen one another, just as you are doing.

James 3:2-8

For we all make many mistakes. Anyone who never makes a mistake in what he says has a character that is fully developed and is able to control his whole body as well.

1 Peter 3:1

You married women, in the same way, must be submissive to your husbands, so that any who refuse to believe the message may be won over without argument through the behavior of their wives

Jude 1:13-16

wild sea waves foaming up their own shame; wandering stars doomed forever to utter darkness.

Luke 4:22

And they all spoke well of him and were astonished at the winning words that fell from his lips, and they said, "Is he not Joseph's son?"

1 Corinthians 15:32-33

From the human point of view, what good is it to me that I have fought wild animals here in Ephesus? If the dead do not rise at all, "Let us eat and drink, for we will be dead tomorrow!"

1 Peter 2:12

Live upright lives among the heathen, so that even if they charge you with being evil-doers, they may from observing the uprightness of your conduct come to praise God on the Day of Judgment.

2 Peter 2:18

They utter arrogant nonsense and use physical cravings to lure into immorality men who are just escaping from among those who live in error;

Revelation 13:5-6

It was allowed to utter great boasts and blasphemies, and to exert authority for forty-two months.

Ephesians 4:12

in order to fit his people for the work of service, for building the body of Christ,



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