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

  • 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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