Ephesians 4:3

“Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Endeuouring to keepe the vnitie of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Taking care to keep the harmony of the Spirit in the yoke of peace.
- Basic English Bible

using diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the uniting bond of peace.
- Darby Bible

Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
- Webster's Bible

in the uniting bond of peace, the unity given by the Spirit.
- Weymouth Bible

being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
- World English Bible

bisi to kepe vnyte of spirit in the boond of pees.
- Wycliffe Bible

being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of the peace;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 4:3


4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit - That mutual union and harmony, which is a fruit of the Spirit. The bond of peace is love.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 4:3


Eph 4:3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit. The unity of those who have the same Spirit, not merely an outward unity. In the bond of peace. An outward unity, which does not secure peace, cannot be the unity of the Spirit. Forbearance and long-suffering are essential to unity and peace.

Discussion for Ephesians 4

  • 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.
  • Bruce
    BSP: There are way many Churches that "Preach" from The Bible? They look and sound good. They help others,don't drink or curse. They done this or that,said a Prayer and believe they are Saved. When they tell the Pastor they don't Feel Saved,he will ask did you ask The Lord in your Life. Well don't trust your feeling,that's Satan. With The Spirit Living within, You will Know. He Gives Great Joy.
  • 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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