Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 Let him who stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have something to give to him who has need. 29 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. 30 Don't grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.


Cross References

Colossians 4:6

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

Proverbs 10:31-32

The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.

Proverbs 15:2-4

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.

Psalm 37:30-31

The mouth of the righteous talks of wisdom. His tongue speaks justice.

Proverbs 12:13

An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips, but the righteous shall come out of trouble.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so with the heart of fools.

Proverbs 15:23

Joy comes to a man with the reply of his mouth. How good is a word at the right time!

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.

Proverbs 25:11-12

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but a fool is swallowed by his own lips.

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord Yahweh has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with words him who is weary: he wakens morning by morning, he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.

Matthew 5:16

Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 12:34-37

You offspring of vipers, how can you, 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 tomb. With their tongues they have used deceit." "The poison of vipers is under their lips;"

1 Corinthians 14:19

However in the assembly I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might instruct others also, than ten thousand words in another language.

Ephesians 4:16

from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.

Ephesians 5:3-4

But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be mentioned among you, as becomes saints;

Colossians 3:8-9

but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth.

Colossians 3:16-17

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as you also do.

James 3:2-8

For in many things we all stumble. If anyone doesn't stumble in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.

1 Peter 3:1

In the same way, wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; so that, even if any don't obey the Word, they may be won by the behavior of their wives without a word;

Jude 1:13-16

wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

These words, which I command you this day, shall be on your heart;

Psalm 5:9

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth. Their heart is destruction. Their throat is an open tomb. They flatter with their tongue.

Psalm 45:2

You are the most excellent of the sons of men. Grace has anointed your lips, therefore God has blessed you forever.

Psalm 52:2

Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 71:17-18

God, you have taught me from my youth. Until now, I have declared your wondrous works.

Psalm 71:24

My tongue will also talk about your righteousness all day long, for they are disappointed, and they are confounded, who want to harm me. By Solomon.

Psalm 73:7-9

Their eyes bulge with fat. Their minds pass the limits of conceit.

Psalm 78:4-5

We will not hide them from their children, telling to the generation to come the praises of Yahweh, his strength, and his wondrous works that he has done.

Malachi 3:16-18

Then those who feared Yahweh spoke one with another; and Yahweh listened, and heard, and a book of memory was written before him, for those who feared Yahweh, and who honored his name.

Luke 4:22

All testified about him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth, and they said, "Isn't this Joseph's son?"

1 Corinthians 15:32-33

If I fought with animals at Ephesus for human purposes, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, then "let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."

1 Peter 2:12

having good behavior among the nations, so in that of which they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they see, glorify God in the day of visitation.

2 Peter 2:18

For, uttering great swelling words of emptiness, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by licentiousness, those who are indeed escaping from those who live in error;

Revelation 13:5-6

A mouth speaking great things and blasphemy was given to him. Authority to make war for forty-two months was given to him.

Ephesians 4:12

for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Christ;

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain