Ephesians 4:29
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New International Version
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

New Living Translation
Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

English Standard Version
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Berean Study Bible
Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building up the one in need and bringing grace to those who listen.

Berean Literal Bible
Do not let any unwholesome word go forth out of your mouth, but only good, for edification of the need, so that it may give grace to those hearing.

New American Standard Bible
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

King James Bible
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No foul language is to come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear.

International Standard Version
Let no filthy talk be heard from your mouths, but only what is good for building up people and meeting the need of the moment. This way you will administer grace to those who hear you.

NET Bible
You must let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for the building up of the one in need, that it may give grace to those who hear.

New Heart English Bible
Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let not any hateful words come out of your mouth, but whatever is good and useful for improvement that you may give grace to those who hear,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't say anything that would hurt [another person]. Instead, speak only what is good so that you can give help wherever it is needed. That way, what you say will help those who hear you.

New American Standard 1977
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good for edification, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

King James 2000 Bible
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

American King James Version
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.

American Standard Version
Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for edifying as the need may be, that it may give grace to them that hear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth; but that which is good, to the edification of faith, that it may administer grace to the hearers.

Darby Bible Translation
Let no corrupt word go out of your mouth, but if [there be] any good one for needful edification, that it may give grace to those that hear [it].

English Revised Version
Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for edifying as the need may be, that it may give grace to them that hear.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.

Weymouth New Testament
Let no unwholesome words ever pass your lips, but let all your words be good for benefiting others according to the need of the moment, so that they may be a means of blessing to the hearers.

World English Bible
Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Young's Literal Translation
Let no corrupt word out of your mouth go forth, but what is good unto the needful building up, that it may give grace to the hearers;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:29-32 Filthy words proceed from corruption in the speaker, and they corrupt the minds and manners of those who hear them: Christians should beware of all such discourse. It is the duty of Christians to seek, by the blessing of God, to bring persons to think seriously, and to encourage and warn believers by their conversation. Be ye kind one to another. This sets forth the principle of love in the heart, and the outward expression of it, in a humble, courteous behaviour. Mark how God's forgiveness causes us to forgive. God forgives us, though we had no cause to sin against him. We must forgive, as he has forgiven us. All lying, and corrupt communications, that stir up evil desires and lusts, grieve the Spirit of God. Corrupt passions of bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, evil-speaking, and malice, grieve the Holy Spirit. Provoke not the holy, blessed Spirit of God to withdraw his presence and his gracious influences. The body will be redeemed from the power of the grave at the resurrection day. Wherever that blessed Spirit dwells as a Sanctifier, he is the earnest of all the joys and glories of that redemption day; and we should be undone, should God take away his Holy Spirit from us.
Study Bible
New Life in Christ
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. 29Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building up the one in need and bringing grace to those who listen. 30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 10:12
Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;

Matthew 12:34
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good. For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Romans 14:19
So then, let us pursue what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

Romans 15:2
Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

Ephesians 5:4
Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk, or crude joking, which are out of character, but rather thanksgiving.

Colossians 3:8
But now you must put aside all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth.

Colossians 4:6
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage and build one another up, just as you are already doing.
Treasury of Scripture

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.

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Ephesians 5:3,4 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not …

Psalm 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is …

Psalm 52:2 The tongue devises mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 73:7-9 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish…

Matthew 12:34-37 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? …

Romans 3:13,14 Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used …

1 Corinthians 15:32,33 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, …

Colossians 3:8,9 But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, …

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you …

James 3:2-8 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, …

2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through …

Jude 1:13-16 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, …

Revelation 13:5,6 And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; …

that which.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart…

Psalm 37:30,31 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment…

Psalm 45:2 You are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into your …

Psalm 71:17,18,24 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and till now have I declared …

Psalm 78:4,5 We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation …

Proverbs 10:31,32 The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom: but the fraudulent tongue …

Proverbs 12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just …

Proverbs 15:2-4,7,23 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools …

Proverbs 16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the …

Proverbs 25:11,12 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver…

Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should …

Malachi 3:16-18 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the …

Luke 4:22 And all bore him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which …

1 Corinthians 14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, …

Colossians 3:16,17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching …

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you …

1 Thessalonians 5:11 Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.

to the use of edifying. or, to edify profitably. See on ver.

Ephesians 4:12,16 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for …

minister.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, …

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas …

1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, …

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