Ephesians 4:31
New International Version
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

New Living Translation
Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.

English Standard Version
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Berean Study Bible
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, outcry and slander, along with every form of malice.

Berean Literal Bible
Let all bitterness, and rage, and anger, and clamor, and slander, be removed from you, along with all malice.

New American Standard Bible
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

King James Bible
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

Christian Standard Bible
Let all bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander be removed from you, along with all malice.

Contemporary English Version
Stop being bitter and angry and mad at others. Don't yell at one another or curse each other or ever be rude.

Good News Translation
Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander must be removed from you, along with all malice.

International Standard Version
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, quarreling, and slander be put away from you, along with all hatred.

NET Bible
You must put away every kind of bitterness, anger, wrath, quarreling, and evil, slanderous talk.

New Heart English Bible
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander, be put away from you, with all malice.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let all bitterness, fury, rage, clamor, and insults be taken away from you with all wickedness,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Get rid of your bitterness, hot tempers, anger, loud quarreling, cursing, and hatred.

New American Standard 1977
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and evil speaking be taken away from you, with all malice,

King James 2000 Bible
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

American King James Version
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

American Standard Version
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and railing, be put away from you, with all malice:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let all bitterness, and anger, and indignation, and clamour, and blasphemy, be put away from you, with all malice.

Darby Bible Translation
Let all bitterness, and heat of passion, and wrath, and clamour, and injurious language, be removed from you, with all malice;

English Revised Version
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and railing, be put away from you, with all malice:

Webster's Bible Translation
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

Weymouth New Testament
Let all bitterness and all passionate feeling, all anger and loud insulting language, be unknown among you--and also every kind of malice.

World English Bible
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander, be put away from you, with all malice.

Young's Literal Translation
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice,
Study Bible
New Life in Christ
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. 32Be kind and tender-hearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.…
Cross References
Psalm 37:8
Refrain from anger and abandon wrath; do not fret--it can only bring harm.

Romans 3:14
Their mouths are full of cursing and of bitterness.

Ephesians 4:22
to put off your former way of life, your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;

Ephesians 4:25
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are members of one another.

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 3:19
Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

1 Peter 2:1
Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander.

Treasury of Scripture

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

bitterness.

Psalm 64:3
Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

Romans 3:14
Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

Colossians 3:8,19
But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth…

wrath.

Ephesians 4:26
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

Proverbs 14:17
He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Proverbs 19:12
The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

clamour.

2 Samuel 19:43
And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

2 Samuel 20:1,2
And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel…

Proverbs 29:9,22
If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest…

evil speaking.

Leviticus 19:16
Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.

2 Samuel 19:27
And he hath slandered thy servant unto my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God: do therefore what is good in thine eyes.

Psalm 15:3
He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

with.

Genesis 4:8
And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Genesis 27:41
And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.

Genesis 37:4,21
And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him…







Lexicon
Get rid of
ἀρθήτω (arthētō)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 142: To raise, lift up, take away, remove.

all
Πᾶσα (Pasa)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

bitterness,
πικρία (pikria)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4088: Bitterness, harshness, hence met: an embittered (resentful) spirit. From pikros; acridity, literally or figuratively.

rage
θυμὸς (thymos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2372: An outburst of passion, wrath. From thuo; passion.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

anger,
ὀργὴ (orgē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3709: From oregomai; properly, desire, i.e., violent passion (justifiable) abhorrence); by implication punishment.

outcry
κραυγὴ (kraugē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2906: (a) a shout, cry, clamor, (b) outcry, clamoring against another. From krazo; an outcry.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

slander,
βλασφημία (blasphēmia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 988: Abusive or scurrilous language, blasphemy. From blasphemos; vilification.

along with
σὺν (syn)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4862: With. A primary preposition denoting union; with or together.

every form
πάσῃ (pasē)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

of malice.
κακίᾳ (kakia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2549: From kakos; badness, i.e. depravity, or malignity, or trouble.
(3 a) In Ephesians 4:31 to Ephesians 5:2, he deals with malignity, as utterly unworthy of the love of God manifested to us in Jesus Christ.

(31) Let all bitterness.--There is a similar enumeration in the parallel passage, Colossians 3:8; and in all such catalogues in St. Paul's Epistles, while it is vain to seek for formal and elaborate system, there is always profound method and connection of idea. Here the first symptom of the temper forbidden is "bitterness," or sharpness--a word seldom used, and generally in half-poetical passages (see Acts 8:23; Romans 3:14; Hebrews 12:15)--that is, an acerbity of temper, ready to take offence and break out in anger. The next stage is "wrath and anger," that is, passionate outburst, and the deeper anger of which it is at once effect and cause. (Comp. Romans 2:8; Colossians 3:8; Revelation 19:15.) In these the smouldering bitterness kindles into flame. The last stage is "clamour and evil speaking"--"clamour" (used in this sense only here) being the loud fury of the first burst of wrath, passing into the more deliberate evil-speaking, as the temper cools down without losing its settled anger.

With all malice.--All are various exhibitions of "malice"--that is, evil mindedness or malignity--the general disposition which is the opposite of goodness, graciousness, and sympathy. (Comp. Romans 1:29; 1Corinthians 5:8; 1Corinthians 14:20; James 1:21; 1Peter 2:1.) By the law of human nature they rise out of this temper, and react upon it so as to intensify its bitterness. Both it generally, and they in particular, must be resisted and cast out.

Verse 31. - Let all bitterness; not only in speech, but in mind, disposition, habit. And wrath and anger; nearly synonymous, but perhaps" wrath" is equivalent to the tumultuous excited state of mind, out of which comes anger, the settled feeling of dislike and enmity. And clamor and evil-speaking be put away from you; "clamor," equivalent to the loud noise of strife, the excited shouting down of opponents; "evil-speaking," the more deliberate habit of running down their character, exciting an evil feeling against them in the minds of others. With all malice; equivalent to wishing evil, whether in a more pronounced or in a latent and half-conscious form, whether expressing itself in the way of coarse malediction or lurking in a corner of the heart, as an evil spirit of which we should be ashamed; all are rags of the old man, as disgraceful to Christians as literal rags to a man of position; utterly unworthy of the regenerated child of God. Chrysostom, rather fancifully, treats them as a genealogy: "Bitterness bred wrath, wrath anger, anger clamor, clamor evil-speaking, which is railing." 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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