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

  • 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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