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

  • Villa Harris
    Love is the greatest gift, and with God all things are possible. Eph. Be strong in the lord you God with him all things are possible.
  • A disciple
    "..that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.." Walk; (Greek=peripateo; to teead all around, tread all around, i.e. walk at large, (esp. as a proof of ability); fig. to live, deport oneself, follow [a course in life]). Worthy; (Greek=axios; appropriately); i.e. deserving, comparable or suitable. Vocation; (Greek=Klesis; an invitation); calling.
  • Lu2677
    Irene 123 "A world wide redemption for the whole church is on the horizon." What is your reference for the statement? Who; what group, of people do you call "the whole church"? Thanks
  • Bob
    The Lord and His word are meant to be taken personally. Weather good or bad, it is always His decision. His word is " do not let the sun go down on your anger". Honesty, integrity, humility and The Fear of The Lord. This leads to life.
  • Lilian
    To Michelleann: Jesus loves you surrender everything to Jesus and let him handle your situation. He is the only one who can heal our pain and wipe our tears only believe that Jesus is the healer. Keep thanking the blood of Jesus everyday praise and worship him with songs and praises meditate his words and his inspirational songs the moment you hear this the works of the defeated devil will crushed
  • Victor
    And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
    12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

    We all have a work to do in the body. No one part is more important than another.

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