Ephesians 4:31

“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let all bitternes, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and euill speaking, be put away from you, with all malice,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and railing, be put away from you, with all malice:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let all bitter, sharp and angry feeling, and noise, and evil words, be put away from you, with all unkind acts;
- Basic English Bible

Let all bitterness, and heat of passion, and wrath, and clamour, and injurious language, be removed from you, with all malice;
- Darby Bible

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
- Webster's Bible

Let all bitterness and all passionate feeling, all anger and loud insulting language, be unknown among you--and also every kind of malice.
- Weymouth Bible

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander, be put away from you, with all malice.
- World English Bible

Al bitternesse, and wraththe, and indignacioun, and cry, and blasfemye be takun awey fro you, with al malice;
- Wycliffe Bible

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 4:31


4:31 Let all bitterness - The height of settled anger, opposite to kindness, ver.#32|. And wrath - Lasting displeasure toward the ignorant, and them that are out of the way, opposite to tenderheartedness. And anger - The very first risings of disgust at those that injure you, opposite to forgiving one another. And clamour - Or bawling. I am not angry, says one; but it is my way to speak so. Then unlearn that way: it is the way to hell. And evil speaking - Be it in ever so mild and soft a tone, or with ever such professions of kindness. Here is a beautiful retrogradation, beginning with the highest, and descending to the lowest, degree of the want of love.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 4:31


Eph 4:31,32 Let all bitterness, etc. These verses enforce sundry duties essential to keeping "the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Eph 4:3) plain, everyday duties of life. Those of this verse are negative; those in Eph 4:32 are positive.

Discussion for Ephesians 4

  • Bookreadingismything
    I learned this the hard way. Now I watch what I say, thinking with regret and remorse about the unkind things I said in the past.
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 20:24 BUT NONE OF THESE THINGS MOVE ME NEITHER COUNT I MY LIFE DEAR UNTO MYSELF SO THAT I MIGHT FINISH MY COURSE WITH JOY AND THE MINISTRY WHICH I HAVE RECEIVED OF THE LORD JESUS TO TESTIFY THE GOSPEL OF THE GRACE OF GOD COLOSSIANS 1:6 WHICH IS COME UNTO YOU AS IT IS IN ALL THE WORLD AND BRINGETH FORTH FRUIT AS IT DOTH ALSO IN YOU SINCE THE DAY YOU HEARD OF IT AND KNEW THE GRACE OF GOD IN TRUTH TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED UNTO ALL MEN --2:12-- TEACHING US -- THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD PSALM 118:8 IT IS BETTER TO TRUST IN THE LORD THAN TO PUT YOUR CONFIDENCE IN MAN PSALM 108:12 GIVE US HELP FROM TROUBLE --- FOR VAIN IS THE HELP OF MAN
  • Elaine Maxine Howell
    It s difficult to minister to others, when you are not spiritually feeding nor standing firmly on the foundation of God s Word . Message: The Holy Bible is truly the Word of God, sealed and delivered with the entirety of His existence. The Holy Bible is a an effective resource that allows us to gain knowledge by firmly grounding ourselves in the Word of God, by reading and comprehending God s law. Therefore, continue to grow in knowledge, love, faith, and harmony, trusting and believing that the Lord is your foundation, that will never blemish or crumble. Because He lives, His Word feeds me. Because He lives, His Love surrounds me. Because He lives, His Blood covers me. Because He lives, His Grace reaches me. Because He lives, His Mercy saved me. Because He lives, His Strength protects me. Because He lives, I Live. Go in peace my brothers and sisters in Christ and know that He is near. Amen Elaine Maxine Howell Teacher Author God Bless :-
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 3:9 FOR WE ARE --- LABORERES --- TOGETHER WITH GOD YOU ARE GODS HUSBANDRY YOU ARE GODS BUILDING --3:10-- ACCORDING TO THE GRACE OF GOD WHICH IS GIVEN UNTO ME AS A WISE MASTERBUILDER I HAVE LAID THE FOUNDATION AND ANOTHER BUILDETH THEREON BUT LET EVREY MAN TAKE HEED HOW HE BUILDETH THEREUPON --3:11-- FOR OTHER FOUNDATION CAN NO MAN LAY THAN THAT IS LAID WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST PROVERBS 24:3 THROUGH WISDOM IS AN HOUSE BUILDED AND BY UNDERSTANDING IT IS ESTABLISHED --24:5-- A WISE MAN IS STRONG YEA A MAN OF KNOWLEDGE INCREASETH STRENGTH 2 CORINTHIANS 12:9 AND HE SAID UNTO ME MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR THEE --- FOR MY STRENGTH --- IS MADE PERFECT IN WEAKNESS --- MOST GLADLY THEREFORE WILL I RATHER GLORY IN MY INFIRMITIES THAT THE POWER OF CHRIST MAY REST UPON ME ECCLESIASTES 8:4 WHERE THE WORD OF A KING IS THERE IS POWER AND WHO MAY SAY UNTO HIM WHAT DOEST THOU 1 CORINTHIANS 1:24 BUT UNTO THEM WHICH ARE CALLED BOTH JEWS AND GREEKS CHRIST THE POWER OF GOD AND THE WISDOM OF GOD ACTS 20:32 AND NOW BRETHREN I COMMEND YOU TO GOD AND TO THE WORD OF HIS GRACE WHICH IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP AND TO GIVE YOU AN INHERITANCE AMONG ALL THEM WHICH ARE SANCTIFIED
  • Teena
    Do not speak down to people. Do not be quick to point out the faults and short comings of others, they already know them. Look for the positive and speak on that, to allow them to see goodness and hope in a situation.
  • BSP
    Verse 24: We must continue to strive to put on the new person or personality. We want to adjust our way of thinking so that we please Jehovah God.

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