Ephesians 4:27

“Neither give place to the devil.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neither giue place to the deuill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and do not give the devil an opportunity.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

neither give place to the devil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And do not give way to the Evil One.
- Basic English Bible

neither give room for the devil.
- Darby Bible

Neither give place to the devil.
- Webster's Bible

and do not leave room for the Devil.
- Weymouth Bible

neither give place to the devil.
- World English Bible

Nyle ye yyue stide to the deuel.
- Wycliffe Bible

neither give place to the devil;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 4:27


4:27 Neither give place to the devil - By any delay.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 4:27


Eph 4:27 Neither give place to the devil. By cherishing anger. A person under the dominion of anger is in a fit state to be tempted to evil deeds.

Discussion for Ephesians 4:27

  • Giving place to the devil is like asking for a beat down from the grade school bully that really doesn't have the power unless you give it to him.
  • Charlotte for verse 27
    Oh so true my brother! As I always tell my children, Satan does not need much, just a little space to get a person to do his bidding. Let us all be watchful and pray without ceasing cause he 's out there, going about as a roaring lion,seeking whom he may devour, as St. Peter warned us. God Bless
  • Anthony Sims for verse 27
    When Samson ate honey from the lion carcass he opened the floodgates of hell and SO THE STORY GOES. All satan needs is an inch and if he is unnoticed he can destroy a life. So put on the full armor of God, Ephesians 6,so stay in constant prayer and contact with other believers. Every little sin matters. The so called SMALL SINS lead to hell on earth. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Praise God! Hallelujah! Jesus lives!
  • ephesians 4:27 giving place to the devil, means giving him the power over you, and using it as a strong hold to deceive you, and direct your mind to do as he does evil.
  • Rev. Thomas Nelson for verse 27
    Giving place to the Devil is like locking the front Door and leaving the keys in it.

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