Ephesians 4:1

“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I therefore the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that yee walke worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called,
- American Standard Version (1901)

I then, the prisoner in the Lord, make this request from my heart, that you will see that your behaviour is a credit to the position which God's purpose has given you,
- Basic English Bible

*I*, the prisoner in [the] Lord, exhort you therefore to walk worthy of the calling wherewith ye have been called,
- Darby Bible

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation by which ye are called,
- Webster's Bible

I, then, the prisoner for the Master's sake, entreat you to live and act as becomes those who have received the call that you have received--
- Weymouth Bible

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called,
- World English Bible

Therfor Y boundun for the Lord biseche you, that ye walke worthili in the clepyng,
- Wycliffe Bible

Call upon you, then, do I -- the prisoner of the Lord -- to walk worthily of the calling with which ye were called,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 4:1


4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord - Imprisoned for his sake and for your sakes; for the sake of the gospel which he had preached amongst them. This was therefore a powerful motive to them to comfort him under it by their obedience.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 4:1


Eph 4:1 The Unity of the Church SUMMARY OF EPHESIANS 4: The Exhortation to Unity. The Seven Bonds of Unity. The Various Gifts Given to the Church. The Offices for Its Edification. The Church Compacted in Christ. The Gentiles Called from Their Former Lives. A New and Holy Life Commanded. I, therefore. Practical duties are now urged which grow out of their glorious privileges in Christ. The prisoner of the Lord. See PNT "Eph 3:1". Compare Phm 1:9. He was a prisoner because he was a servant of the Lord. Walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called. They had been called to a glorious calling, as he had shown in chapter 3. The Christian has been called to the highest calling with which man has ever been honored.

Discussion for Ephesians 4

  • Todd Brawley
    And again i say.....read proverbs. I think if all read and followed that book, the rrst of it would come easy if you live by the rulls.
  • A disciple
    "Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another...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." The first tendency of a guilty conscience is to run and hide and then right on its heels to lie about it. We come to the light TO BE MANIFESTED!
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:49 for I have not spoken of myself but THE FATHER which sent me HE gave ME a commandment what I should say and what I should speak --12:50-- and I know that HIS commandment is life everlasting whatsoever I speak therefore even as THE FATHER said unto ME so I speak
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 5:30 the GOD of our fathers raised up JESUS whom you slew and hanged on a tree Acts 2:32 this JESUS hath GOD raised up whereof we all are witnesses ACTS 1:1 the former treatise have I made o theophilus of all that JESUS began both to do and teach --1:2-- until the day in which HE was taken up after that HE through the holy spirit had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 8:11 but if the spirit of HIM that raised up JESUS from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by HIS spirit that dwelleth in you --8:12-- therefore brethren we are debtors not to the flesh to live after the flesh --8:13-- for if you live after the flesh you shall die but if you through the spirit do mortify the deeds of the body you shall live
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you --- they are spirit --- and they are life John 5:21 for as THE FATHER raiseth up the dead and quickeneth them even so THE SON quickeneth whom HE will PSALM 119:25 my soul cleaveth unto the dust quicken thou me according to THY word

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