Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

No foul language is to come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear.

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.

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 
Usage: 254

χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Ephesians 4:29

References

American

Fausets

Images Ephesians 4:29

Prayers for Ephesians 4:29

Context Readings

Old Behavior, New Behavior, And Motivation

28 The thief must no longer steal. Instead, he must do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need. 29 No foul language is to come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear. 30 And don’t grieve God’s Holy Spirit. You were sealed by Him for the day of redemption.


Cross References

Colossians 4:6

Your speech should always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.

Proverbs 10:31-32

The mouth of the righteous produces wisdom,
but a perverse tongue will be cut out.

Proverbs 15:2-4

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive,
but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.

Psalm 37:30-31

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom;
his tongue speaks what is just.

Proverbs 12:13

An evil man is trapped by his rebellious speech,
but a righteous one escapes from trouble.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge,
but not so the heart of fools.

Proverbs 15:23

A man takes joy in giving an answer;
and a timely word—how good that is!

Proverbs 16:21

Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning,
and pleasant speech increases learning.

Proverbs 25:11-12

A word spoken at the right time
is like gold apples on a silver tray.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious,
but the lips of a fool consume him.

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord God has given Me
the tongue of those who are instructed
to know how to sustain the weary with a word.
He awakens Me each morning;
He awakens My ear to listen like those being instructed.

Matthew 5:16

In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Matthew 12:34-37

Brood of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.

Romans 3:13-14

Their throat is an open grave;
they deceive with their tongues.
Vipers’ venom is under their lips.

1 Corinthians 14:19

yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, in order to teach others also, than 10,000 words in another language.

Ephesians 4:16

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.

Ephesians 5:3-4

But sexual immorality and any impurity or greed should not even be heard of among you, as is proper for saints.

Colossians 3:8-9

But now you must also put away all the following: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth.

Colossians 3:16-17

Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.

James 3:2-8

for we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a mature man who is also able to control his whole body.

1 Peter 3:1

In the same way, wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, even if some disobey the Christian message, they may be won over without a message by the way their wives live

Jude 1:13-16

wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shameful deeds; wandering stars for whom the blackness of darkness is reserved forever!

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart.

Psalm 5:9

For there is nothing reliable in what they say;
destruction is within them;
their throat is an open grave;
they flatter with their tongues.

Psalm 45:2

You are the most handsome of men;
grace flows from your lips.
Therefore God has blessed you forever.

Psalm 52:2

Like a sharpened razor,
your tongue devises destruction,
working treachery.

Psalm 71:17-18

God, You have taught me from my youth,
and I still proclaim Your wonderful works.

Psalm 71:24

Therefore, my tongue will proclaim
Your righteousness all day long,
for those who seek my harm
will be disgraced and confounded.

Psalm 73:7-9

Their eyes bulge out from fatness;
the imaginations of their hearts run wild.

Psalm 78:4-5

We must not hide them from their children,
but must tell a future generation
the praises of the Lord,
His might, and the wonderful works
He has performed.

Malachi 3:16-18

At that time those who feared the Lord spoke to one another. The Lord took notice and listened. So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who feared Yahweh and had high regard for His name.

Luke 4:22

They were all speaking well of Him and were amazed by the gracious words that came from His mouth, yet they said, “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”

1 Corinthians 15:32-33

If I fought wild animals in Ephesus with only human hope, what good did that do me? If the dead are not raised, Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.

1 Peter 2:12

Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that in a case where they speak against you as those who do what is evil, they will, by observing your good works, glorify God on the day of visitation.

2 Peter 2:18

For by uttering boastful, empty words, they seduce, with fleshly desires and debauchery, people who have barely escaped from those who live in error.

Revelation 13:5-6

A mouth was given to him to speak boasts and blasphemies. He was also given authority to act for 42 months.

Ephesians 4:12

for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ,

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