Ephesians 4:27
Parallel Verses
New International Version
and do not give the devil a foothold.

New Living Translation
for anger gives a foothold to the devil.

English Standard Version
and give no opportunity to the devil.

Berean Study Bible
and do not give the devil a foothold.

Berean Literal Bible
neither give opportunity to the devil.

New American Standard Bible
and do not give the devil an opportunity.

King James Bible
Neither give place to the devil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and don't give the Devil an opportunity.

International Standard Version
and do not give the devil an opportunity to work.

NET Bible
Do not give the devil an opportunity.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Neither should you give place to The Slanderer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't give the devil any opportunity [to work].

New American Standard 1977
and do not give the devil an opportunity.

Jubilee Bible 2000
neither give place to the devil.

King James 2000 Bible
Neither give place to the devil.

American King James Version
Neither give place to the devil.

American Standard Version
neither give place to the devil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give not place to the devil.

Darby Bible Translation
neither give room for the devil.

English Revised Version
neither give place to the devil.

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither give place to the devil.

Weymouth New Testament
and do not leave room for the Devil.

World English Bible
neither give place to the devil.

Young's Literal Translation
neither give place to the devil;
Study Bible
New Life in Christ
26“Be angry, yet do not sin.” Do not let the sun set upon your anger, 27and do not give the devil a foothold. 28He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing good with his own hands, that he may have something to share with the one in need.…
Word Study

And not, not even, neither…nor. From me and de; but not, not even; in a continued negation, nor.

To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

opportunity
topon (N-AMS)
Apparently a primary word; a spot, i.e. Location; figuratively, condition, opportunity; specially, a scabbard.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

From diaballo; a traducer; specially, Satan.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:25-28 Notice the particulars wherewith we should adorn our Christian profession. Take heed of every thing contrary to truth. No longer flatter or deceive others. God's people are children who will not lie, who dare not lie, who hate and abhor lying. Take heed of anger and ungoverned passions. If there is just occasion to express displeasure at what is wrong, and to reprove, see that it be without sin. We give place to the devil, when the first motions of sin are not grievous to our souls; when we consent to them; and when we repeat an evil deed. This teaches that as sin, if yielded unto, lets in the devil upon us, we are to resist it, keeping from all appearance of evil. Idleness makes thieves. Those who will not work, expose themselves to temptations to steal. Men ought to be industrious, that they may do some good, and that they may be kept from temptation. They must labour, not only that they may live honestly, but that they may have to give to the wants of others. What then must we think of those called Christians, who grow rich by fraud, oppression, and deceitful practices! Alms, to be accepted of God, must not be gained by unrighteousness and robbery, but by honesty and industry. God hates robbery for burnt-offerings.
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