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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal entreaties- Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

  • A disciple
    (17-19) Many seem to believe that everything is automatically done for us the moment we become a Christian. While we have confessed our sins to God and repented with the most solemn and sincere intentions, and have received forgiveness and a new start in life, no longer under sin's dominion and control over us; yet there is much still in us that is not fit for God's presence and fellowship.
  • BSP
    Verse 17: True Christians were and are not to act like the worldly ones around them.
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 4:30 AND GRIEVE NOT THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD WHEREBY YOU ARE SEALED UNTO THE DAY OF REDEMPTION 2 TIMOTHY 2:19 NEVERTHELESS THE FOUNDATION OF GOD STANDETH SURE HAVING THIS SEAL THE LORD KNOWETH THEM THAT ARE HIS AND LET EVERYONE THAT NAMETH THE NAME OF CHRIST DEPART FROM INIQUITY
  • A disciple
    Dear Toni; There is so much today going wrong! It all makes you want to cry and just shake your head in utter disbelief. When we were first saved, and began reading and hearing about the end times; we could try and imagine; but now that we see all the restraint being taken away, it just horrible beyond words. But we have HIS WORDS! and HERE IS THE PATIENCE AND THE FAITH OF THE SAINTS! >Psalm 37<
  • Toni Serfas
    Here is how I feel about this verse in this day and age. I read it and say to myself what think about this verse if there were no verse before nor after it. Be ye angry, yes I am angry the way this world is today. Jesus Christ died on the cross for all our sins and if he would not have we would all continue to sin and go straight to hell when we die, no chance for heaven nor eternity. Let no the sun go down upon your wrath, No, I will not let the Sun go down upon my anger regarding the way this world is today, I know Satan is always around me however, he cannot touch me as long as my Father Creator is around me always. Satan is not my Father nor Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ is and of whom I will always pray too. We as human have complicated the most simple things. One Father, One Son and One Holy Ghost, AMEN TO THAT. Whomever may send me a negative response to my comment, Does not bother me that just causes more anger which I know how to ignore. Thank You

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