Ephesians 4:31
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English Standard Version
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:

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.

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.

Ephesians 4:31 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Bitterness (πικρία)

Bitter frame of mind.

Wrath

What is commanded in Ephesians 4:26 is here forbidden, because viewed simply on the side of human passion.

Anger (θυμὸς)

Violent outbreak. See on John 3:36; see on James 5:7.

Clamor (κραυγὴ)

Outward manifestation of anger in vociferation or brawling.

Evil-speaking (βλασφημία)

See on Mark 7:22.

Malice (κακίᾳ)

The root of all the rest. See on James 1:21.

Ephesians 4:31 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth...

James 3:14,15 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth...

wrath.

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

Proverbs 14:17 He that is soon angry deals 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 favor is as dew on the grass.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found to you such as you would not...

Galatians 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, jealousies, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

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

2 Timothy 2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do engender strifes.

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker...

James 1:19 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

James 3:14-18 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth...

James 4:1,2 From where come wars and fights among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members...

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 you...

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...

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

Acts 19:28,29 And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians...

Acts 21:30 And all the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple...

Acts 22:22,23 And they gave him audience to this word, and then lifted up their voices, and said, Away with such a fellow from the earth...

1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

1 Timothy 6:4,5 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings...

evil speaking.

Leviticus 19:16 You shall not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither shall you stand against the blood of your neighbor...

2 Samuel 19:27 And he has slandered your servant to my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God...

Psalm 15:3 He that backbites not with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor.

Psalm 50:20 You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son.

Psalm 101:5 Whoever privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

Psalm 140:11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

Proverbs 6:19 A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 10:18 He that hides hatred with lying lips, and he that utters a slander, is a fool.

Proverbs 18:8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Proverbs 25:23 The north wind drives away rain: so does an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

Proverbs 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goes out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.

Jeremiah 6:28 They are all grievous rebels, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.

Jeremiah 9:4 Take you heed every one of his neighbor, and trust you not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant...

Romans 1:29,30 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder...

1 Timothy 3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

1 Timothy 5:13 And with they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies...

2 Timothy 3:3 Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine...

Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness to all men.

James 4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brothers. He that speaks evil of his brother, and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law...

1 Peter 2:1 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings,

2 Peter 2:10,11 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed...

Jude 1:8-10 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities...

Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ...

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...

Genesis 27:41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart...

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

Leviticus 19:17,18 You shall not hate your brother in your heart: you shall in any wise rebuke your neighbor, and not suffer sin on him...

2 Samuel 13:22 And Absalom spoke to his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins.

Proverbs 26:24,25 He that hates dissembles with his lips, and lays up deceit within him...

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder...

1 Corinthians 5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness...

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be you children, but in understanding be men.

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

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

1 John 3:12,15 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why slew he him? Because his own works were evil...

Cross References
Psalm 37:8
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.

Romans 3:14
"Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness."

Ephesians 4:22
to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,

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.

Colossians 3:8
But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

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

1 Peter 2:1
So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

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