Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 Let him that stole steal no more, but rather let him labour, working with his hands that which is good, that he may have to give to him that is in need. 29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good for edification, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God with which ye are sealed for the day of redemption.


Cross References

Colossians 4:6

Let your word be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one.

Proverbs 10:31-32

The mouth of the just shall bring forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut out.

Proverbs 15:2-4

The tongue of the wise shall adorn wisdom, but the mouth of fools shall speak foolishness.

Psalm 37:30-31

Pe The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue brings forth judgment.

Proverbs 12:13

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips, but the just shall come out of the tribulation.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise disperse wisdom, but the heart of the foolish does not so.

Proverbs 15:23

A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart is called a man of understanding; and the sweetness of the lips shall increase doctrine.

Proverbs 25:11-12

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold inscribed with silver.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The words from the mouth of the wise man are grace, but the lips of the fool will swallow up himself.

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the wise that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary; he wakes up early, early shall he awaken my ear, that I might hear, as the wise.

Matthew 5:16

Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in the heavens.

Matthew 12:34-37

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Romans 3:13-14

Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips,

1 Corinthians 14:19

yet in the congregation I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

Ephesians 4:16

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.

Ephesians 5:3-4

But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not be once named among you as becomes saints,

Colossians 3:8-9

But now put ye also off all these things: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Colossians 3:16-17

Let the word of the Christ dwell in you in abundance in all wisdom, teaching you and exhorting you one to another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with grace singing in your hearts unto the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore comfort and edify one another, even as ye do.

James 3:2-8

For we all offend in many things. If any man offends not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to govern the whole body with restraint.

1 Peter 3:1

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, so that also those who do not obey the Word, may be won without a word by the conversation of their wives,

Jude 1:13-16

raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own abominations; erratic stars, to whom is reserved gross darkness eternally.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart,

Psalm 5:9

For there is no uprightness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

Psalm 45:2

Thou art fairer than the sons of men, grace is poured into thy lips; therefore God has blessed thee for ever.

Psalm 52:2

Thy tongue devises wickedness like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 71:17-18

O God, thou hast taught me from my youth and until now; I shall manifest thy wondrous works.

Psalm 71:24

In the same manner my tongue shall talk of thy righteousness every day, for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

Psalm 73:7-9

Their eyes stand out with fatness; they easily obtain the desires of their heart.

Psalm 78:4-5

We will not hide them from their sons, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD and his strength and his wonderful works that he has done.

Malachi 3:16-18

Then those that feared the LORD spoke one to another, and the LORD hearkened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for those that feared the LORD and for those that think in his name.

Luke 4:22

And all bore him witness and marvelled at the words of grace which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

1 Corinthians 15:32-33

If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what does it advantage me, if the dead do not rise? let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we die.

1 Peter 2:12

and have your honest conversation among the Gentiles, so that, in that which they murmur about you as of evildoers, having witnessed your good works, they may glorify God in the day of visitation.

2 Peter 2:18

For speaking arrogant words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from those who converse in error,

Revelation 13:5-6

And there was given unto it a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto it to continue forty and two months.

Ephesians 4:12

for the perfecting of the saints in the work of the ministry, unto the edifying of the body of the Christ



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