Ephesians 4:29

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let no corrupt communication proceede out of your mouth, but that which is good to the vse of edifying, that it may minister grace vnto the hearers.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such {a word} as is good for edification according to the need {of the moment,} so that it will give grace to those who hear.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for edifying as the need may be, that it may give grace to them that hear.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let no evil talk come out of your mouth, but only what is good for giving necessary teaching, and for grace to those who give ear.
- Basic English Bible

Let no corrupt word go out of your mouth, but if [there be] any good one for needful edification, that it may give grace to those that hear [it].
- Darby Bible

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.
- Webster's Bible

Let no unwholesome words ever pass your lips, but let all your words be good for benefiting others according to the need of the moment, so that they may be a means of blessing to the hearers.
- Weymouth Bible

Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear.
- World English Bible

Ech yuel word go not of youre mouth; but if ony is good to the edificacioun of feith, that it yyue grace to men that heren.
- Wycliffe Bible

Let no corrupt word out of your mouth go forth, but what is good unto the needful building up, that it may give grace to the hearers;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 4:29


4:29 But that which is good - Profitable to the speaker and hearers. To the use of edifying - To forward them in repentance, faith, or holiness. That it may minister grace - Be a means of conveying more grace into their hearts. Hence we learn, what discourse is corrupt, as it were stinking in the nostrils of God; namely, all that is not profitable, not edifying, not apt to minister grace to the hearers.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 4:29


Eph 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth. What is rotten. Anything that will demoralize others. Obscene, licentious, or immoral language is forbidden. All that the Christian speaks should be that which is good to the use of edifying, building the hearers up in Christ.

Discussion for Ephesians 4

  • Ray321
    24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Now the new man inside me is the Holy Spirit of God that will guide me in truth. The flesh will still sin, but the washing of sin is the reading the Word of God. Thank God for the two edged sword. Love in Christ
  • BSP
    Verses 17 to 19 bring out how many people have decided to choose their own degraded course in life. God did not purpose for humans to live the way they do now in a degraded world.
  • 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.
  • 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