Ephesians 4:15
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English Standard Version
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

King James Bible
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

American Standard Version
but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, even Christ;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But doing the truth in charity, we may in all things grow up in him who is the head, even Christ:

English Revised Version
but speaking truth in love, may grow up in all things into him, which is the head, even Christ;

Webster's Bible Translation
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, who is the head, even Christ:

Weymouth New Testament
But we shall lovingly hold to the truth, and shall in all respects grow up into union with Him who is our Head, even Christ.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Speaking the truth (ἀληθεύοντες)

Only here and Galatians 4:16. In classical Greek it means to be true, to arrive at truth, and to speak truth. Here the idea is rather that of being or walking in truth. Rev., in margin, dealing truly.

In love

Some connect with grow up. The parallel construction, tossed and carried about in the sleight, in craftiness, speaking truth in love, favors the A.V. and Rev., as does the awkwardness of speaking truth standing alone. Moreover, Paul's habit is to subjoin, and not to prefix, his qualifying clauses.

Ephesians 4:15 Parallel Commentaries

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But.

Ephesians 4:25 Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

Zechariah 8:16 These are the things that you shall do; Speak you every man the truth to his neighbor...

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully...

2 Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

speaking the truth. or, being sincere.

Judges 16:15 And she said to him, How can you say, I love you, when your heart is not with me? you have mocked me these three times...

Psalm 32:2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD imputes not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; hold to that which is good.

James 2:15,16 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food...

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers...

1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

may.

Ephesians 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together grows to an holy temple in the Lord:

Hosea 14:5-7 I will be as the dew to Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon...

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth...

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

which.

Ephesians 1:22 And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.

Colossians 1:18,19 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.

Ephesians 1:4
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

Ephesians 1:22
And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,

Ephesians 2:21
in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.

Ephesians 4:25
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

1 Peter 2:2
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation--

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