Ephesians 4:32
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New Living Translation
Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

King James Bible
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Darby Bible Translation
and be to one another kind, compassionate, forgiving one another, so as God also in Christ has forgiven you.

World English Bible
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.

Young's Literal Translation
and become one to another kind, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, according as also God in Christ did forgive you.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

4:32 As God, showing himself kind and tenderhearted in the highest degree, hath forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:32 Parallel Commentaries

Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity Duty to New and Old Man.
Text: Ephesians 4, 22-28. 22 That ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old man, that waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit; 23 and that ye be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new man, that after God hath been created in righteousness and holiness of truth. 25 Wherefore, putting away falsehood, speak ye truth each one with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. 26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27 neither give
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

The Calling and the Kingdom
'I beseech you, that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.'--Eph. iv. 1. 'They shall walk with Me in white; for they are worthy.'--Rev. iii. 4. The estimate formed of a centurion by the elders of the Jews was, 'He is worthy for whom Thou shouldst do this' and in contrast therewith the estimate formed by himself was, 'I am not worthy that Thou shouldst come under my roof.' From these two statements we deduce the thought that merit has no place in the Christian's salvation, but all
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

The Goal of Progress
'Till we all attain unto the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a full grown man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.'--Eph. iv. 13 (R.V.). The thought of the unity of the Church is much in the Apostle's mind in this epistle. It is set forth in many places by his two favourite metaphors of the body and the temple, by the relation of husband and wife and by the family. It is contemplated in its great historical realisation by the union of Jew and
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

A Dark Picture and a Bright Hope
'That ye put off, concerning the former conversation, the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts.'--Eph. iv. 22. If a doctor knows that he can cure a disease he can afford to give full weight to its gravest symptoms. If he knows he cannot he is sorely tempted to say it is of slight importance, and, though it cannot be cured, can be endured without much discomfort. And so the Scripture teachings about man's real moral condition are characterised by two peculiarities which, at
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

Cross References
2 Samuel 7:21
Because of your promise and according to your will, you have done all these great things and have made them known to your servant.

Proverbs 19:11
Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.

Matthew 6:14
"If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.

Matthew 18:33
Shouldn't you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?'

1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud

2 Corinthians 2:7
Now, however, it is time to forgive and comfort him. Otherwise he may be overcome by discouragement.

2 Corinthians 2:10
When you forgive this man, I forgive him, too. And when I forgive whatever needs to be forgiven, I do so with Christ's authority for your benefit,

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