Ephesians 4:31

“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let all bitternes, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and euill speaking, be put away from you, with all malice,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and railing, be put away from you, with all malice:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let all bitter, sharp and angry feeling, and noise, and evil words, be put away from you, with all unkind acts;
- Basic English Bible

Let all bitterness, and heat of passion, and wrath, and clamour, and injurious language, be removed from you, with all malice;
- Darby Bible

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
- Webster's Bible

Let all bitterness and all passionate feeling, all anger and loud insulting language, be unknown among you--and also every kind of malice.
- Weymouth Bible

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander, be put away from you, with all malice.
- World English Bible

Al bitternesse, and wraththe, and indignacioun, and cry, and blasfemye be takun awey fro you, with al malice;
- Wycliffe Bible

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 4:31


4:31 Let all bitterness - The height of settled anger, opposite to kindness, ver.#32|. And wrath - Lasting displeasure toward the ignorant, and them that are out of the way, opposite to tenderheartedness. And anger - The very first risings of disgust at those that injure you, opposite to forgiving one another. And clamour - Or bawling. I am not angry, says one; but it is my way to speak so. Then unlearn that way: it is the way to hell. And evil speaking - Be it in ever so mild and soft a tone, or with ever such professions of kindness. Here is a beautiful retrogradation, beginning with the highest, and descending to the lowest, degree of the want of love.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 4:31


Eph 4:31,32 Let all bitterness, etc. These verses enforce sundry duties essential to keeping "the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Eph 4:3) plain, everyday duties of life. Those of this verse are negative; those in Eph 4:32 are positive.

Discussion for Ephesians 4

  • Irene123
    Eph. 4:8 - This is a ref. to Jesus descending into hell to rescue the O.T. saints who died in faith, Jesus having the KEYS of death and hell, Rev. 1:18. The 'gifts' to men came in Acts 2:38; the MAIN gift was the Holy Ghost from which came all the gifts of - healing, casting out devils, teachers, pastors, etc. Line upon line,.....precept upon precept, Isa. 28:10.
  • Gbadebo Titilope Timothy GTT
    One tree,many abiding branches, realise yourself in Christ, be committed and faithful
  • Irene123
    V. 26 - I had read this verse many times and - I knew it was possible to do, to be angry (really angry, not just miffed) and sin not - because the Bible says so. BUT - I just couldn't imagine how. I found out how a couple of days ago. My husband is anti God. He was trying to be a 'mini' dictator to our FORTY-SIX yr. old son!! I told him it was our son's decision, not his. but, I didn't 'lose' it
  • Rich Kay
    As believers we are charged to always speak good and not evil,to others and about all things,in order to encourage others in the Lord.
  • Sandra sargent
    Verse 32: says be ye kind one to another, forgiving one another as our Father forgives us. This verse really touches me because we need to forgive, love, and be kindhearted toward one another. Hallelujah!! Praise God!! In the name of Jesus..
  • Errol Munroe
    The Bible teaches us to obey the words and the wisdom God and to love thy neighbor as thy self . God bless

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