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

  • 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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