Ephesians 4:30
New International Version
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

New Living Translation
And do not bring sorrow to God's Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.

English Standard Version
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Berean Study Bible
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Berean Literal Bible
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

New American Standard Bible
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

King James Bible
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Christian Standard Bible
And don't grieve God's Holy Spirit. You were sealed by him for the day of redemption.

Contemporary English Version
Don't make God's Spirit sad. The Spirit makes you sure that someday you will be free from your sins.

Good News Translation
And do not make God's Holy Spirit sad; for the Spirit is God's mark of ownership on you, a guarantee that the Day will come when God will set you free.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And don't grieve God's Holy Spirit. You were sealed by Him for the day of redemption.

International Standard Version
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit, by whom you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption.

NET Bible
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

New Heart English Bible
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Neither be grieving the Holy Spirit of God, for you have been sealed in him for the day of redemption.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't give God's Holy Spirit any reason to be upset with you. He has put his seal on you for the day you will be set free [from the world of sin].

New American Standard 1977
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God with which ye are sealed for the day of redemption.

King James 2000 Bible
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, by whom you are sealed unto the day of redemption.

American King James Version
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to the day of redemption.

American Standard Version
And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, in whom ye were sealed unto the day of redemption.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God: whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Darby Bible Translation
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which ye have been sealed for [the] day of redemption.

English Revised Version
And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, in whom ye were sealed unto the day of redemption.

Webster's Bible Translation
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed to the day of redemption.

Weymouth New Testament
And beware of grieving the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you have been sealed in preparation for the day of Redemption.

World English Bible
Don't grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Young's Literal Translation
and make not sorrowful the Holy Spirit of God, in which ye were sealed to a day of redemption.
Study Bible
New Life in Christ
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. 31Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, outcry and slander, along with every form of malice.…
Cross References
Genesis 6:6
And the LORD regretted that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him in His heart.

Psalm 78:40
How often they disobeyed Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert.

Isaiah 63:10
But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit. So He turned and became their enemy and He Himself fought against them.

John 3:33
Whoever accepts His testimony has certified that God is truthful.

Ephesians 1:13
And in Him, having heard and believed the word of truth--the gospel of your salvation--you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

1 Thessalonians 5:19
Do not extinguish the Spirit.

Hebrews 10:29
How much more severely do you think one deserves to be punished who has trampled on the Son of God, profaned the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and insulted the Spirit of grace?

Treasury of Scripture

And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to the day of redemption.

grieve.

Genesis 6:3,6
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years…

Judges 10:16
And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

Psalm 78:40
How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!

whereby.

Ephesians 1:13
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

the day.

Ephesians 1:14
Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Hosea 13:14
I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

Luke 21:28
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.







Lexicon
And
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

{do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

grieve
λυπεῖτε (lypeite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3076: To pain, grieve, vex. From lupe; to distress; reflexively or passively, to be sad.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Holy
Ἅγιον (Hagion)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

Spirit
Πνεῦμα (Pneuma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

of God,
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

whom
(hō)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

you were sealed
ἐσφραγίσθητε (esphragisthēte)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4972: To seal, set a seal upon. From sphragis; to stamp for security or preservation; by implication, to keep secret, to attest.

for
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

[the] day
ἡμέραν (hēmeran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

of redemption.
ἀπολυτρώσεως (apolytrōseōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 629: From a compound of apo and lutron; ransom in full, i.e. riddance, or Christian salvation.
(30) And grieve not the holy Spirit.--This verse refers to all the practical commands given above. The four cardinal sins forbidden are regarded as "grieving the Holy Spirit of God." In that expression, even more than in the cognate expressions of "quenching the Spirit" (1Thessalonians 5:19), and "resisting the Holy Ghost" (Acts 7:51), there is implied a personal relation to a Divine Person, capable of being "grieved" by our transgressions, partly as sins against His perfect holiness, partly as suicidal rejections of His unfailing love. In the description of this effect of sin we have the needful complement to the view hitherto taken of its effect, as marring our unity with men; for that unity is always in God, through the Holy Spirit working out in each soul the image of Christ. "There is one Body" only because "there is one Spirit." Sin vexes the one, but grieves the other.

Whereby ye are sealed.--Properly, in whom ye were sealed. See the fuller expression of the same truth in Ephesians 1:13-14, and the Notes there. The reference to it is here emphatic. The "sealing unto the day of redemption" reminds us of the glorious consummation to which we are destined, and from which every sin is a falling off. The very thought of this perfection, with all its associations of purity and love, should shame us from sin.

This general exhortation seems fitly to close the warning against the series of typical sins, which is itself exhaustive of the general sins against men. In the passage which follows (Ephesians 4:31 to Ephesians 5:21) St. Paul does not indeed traverse new ground, but dwells with special emphasis on some of these sins, which especially beset the society to which he wrote, viz.: (in Ephesians 4:31 to Ephesians 5:2) bitterness, (in Ephesians 5:3-14) impurity, (in Ephesians 5:15-21) reckless excess.

Verse 30. - And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God. Very solemn and emphatic counsel. The name is given with unusual fullness, in order to show the magnitude of the sin - τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον τοῦ Θεοῦ, "The Spirit, the Holy Spirit of God." By an anthropopathy the Spirit is represented as grieved by such treatment as would grieve us - e.g. when his work is obstructed, when sin is trifled with, when Deity is treated carelessly, when place is given to the devil, when the spirit of the world is cherished. Those who act thus resemble the Sanballats and Tobiahs of the time of the restoration, who hindred the rebuilding of the temple and the restoration of order and prosperity. When the Holy Spirit would urge consecration, separation from the world, holy exercises, active service, our indolent and worldly hearts are liable to rebel and vex him. To grieve a parent heedlessly is a great sin; how much more to grieve the Spirit of God? In whom ye were sealed unto the day of redemption. The Spirit being rather the Seal than the Sealer, who is the Father (see Ephesians 1:13), it is better to translate in whom than by whom; besides, this preserves the force of the ἐν, which, whether used of Christ or of the other persons of the Godhead, is so characteristic of the Epistle. To grieve the Spirit is to help to obliterate the seal, and thus weaken the evidence of our redemption. 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.
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