Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Do your best to maintain the unity of the Spirit by means of the bond of peace.

New American Standard Bible

being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

King James Version

Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Holman Bible

diligently keeping the unity of the Spirit with the peace that binds us.

A Conservative Version

Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace,

American Standard Version

giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Amplified

Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of [and produced by] the Spirit in the binding power of peace.

An Understandable Version

Eagerly try to maintain the unity produced by the Holy Spirit by being bound together in peace.

Anderson New Testament

earnestly endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Bible in Basic English

Taking care to keep the harmony of the Spirit in the yoke of peace.

Common New Testament

being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Daniel Mace New Testament

endeavouring to preserve the spiritual union by your affectionate attachment to one another.

Darby Translation

using diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the uniting bond of peace.

Godbey New Testament

endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Goodspeed New Testament

Make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit through the tie of peace.

John Wesley New Testament

forbearing one another in love, Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit, by the bond of peace.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

being diligent to guard the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Julia Smith Translation

Striving earnestly to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

King James 2000

Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Lexham Expanded Bible

being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace;

Modern King James verseion

endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and that ye be diligent to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace,

Moffatt New Testament

to preserve the unity of the Spirit by binding peace upon yourselves.

Montgomery New Testament

and endeavor to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace.

NET Bible

making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

New Heart English Bible

being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Noyes New Testament

endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Sawyer New Testament

using diligence to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.

The Emphasized Bible

Giving diligence to keep - the oneness of the Spirit in the uniting-bond of peace, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

careful to preserve unity of spirit, in the bond of peace.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And striving to maintain in the bond of peace the unity given by the Spirit.

Webster

Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Weymouth New Testament

in the uniting bond of peace, the unity given by the Spirit.

Williams New Testament

continuing with eager earnestness to maintain the unity of the Spirit through the tie of peace.

World English Bible

being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Worrell New Testament

earnestly endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Worsley New Testament

endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace: for there is but one body and one Spirit,

Youngs Literal Translation

being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of the peace;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
σπουδάζω 
Spoudazo 
Usage: 11

to keep
τηρέω 
Tereo 
Usage: 49

the unity
ἑνότης 
henotes 
Usage: 2

of the Spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the bond
σύνδεσμος 
sundesmos 
Usage: 4

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 4:3

Devotionals containing Ephesians 4:3

Images Ephesians 4:3

Prayers for Ephesians 4:3

Context Readings

Christians Should Live In Unity

2 demonstrating all expressions of humility, gentleness, and patience, accepting one another in love. 3 Do your best to maintain the unity of the Spirit by means of the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit. Likewise, you were called to the one hope of your calling.


Cross References

John 13:34

I'm giving you a new commandment"to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.

John 17:21-23

so that they may all be one. Just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be one in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me.

Romans 14:17-19

For God's kingdom does not consist of food and drink, but of righteousness, peace, and joy produced by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 1:10

Brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus the Messiah, I urge all of you to be in agreement and not to have divisions among you, so that you may be perfectly united in your understanding and opinions.

1 Corinthians 12:12-13

For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, form a single body, so it is with the Messiah.

2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brothers, goodbye. Keep on growing to maturity. Keep listening to my appeals. Continue agreeing with each other and living in peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.

Ephesians 4:4

There is one body and one Spirit. Likewise, you were called to the one hope of your calling.

Colossians 3:13-15

Be tolerant of one another and forgive each other if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, you also should forgive.

1 Thessalonians 5:13

Hold them in the highest regard, loving them because of their work. Live in peace with each other.

Hebrews 12:14

Pursue peace with everyone, as well as holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.

James 3:17-18

However, the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure, then peace-loving, gentle, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, and without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.

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