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 4:31

  • I had an argument with my wife this morning over a minor issue but I lost control of my temper and anger and malice took hold of my mouth and thoughts. Honestly I don 't know how Stumbled into this Eph4:31I felt convicted. I repented of the harsh words I spoke to her. The word of God is indeed sharper than two edged sword . The word of God is spirit .This is amazing how the convicted me without anyone speaking to me about it this is my testimony
  • Anthony Terry for verse 31
    I feel the key word within this scripture is MALICE. Malice means an intent to do evil or ill will. Intent means to do premeditated. WE SHOULD NEVER DO EVIL IN A PREMEDITATED PLANNING.

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