Ephesians 4:29
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New International Version
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.


New American Standard Bible
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.


King James Bible
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
No foul language is to come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear.


International Standard Version
Let no filthy talk be heard from your mouths, but only what is good for building up people and meeting the need of the moment. This way you will administer grace to those who hear you.


American Standard Version
Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for edifying as the need may be, that it may give grace to them that hear.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth; but that which is good, to the edification of faith, that it may administer grace to the hearers.


Darby Bible Translation
Let no corrupt word go out of your mouth, but if there be any good one for needful edification, that it may give grace to those that hear it.


Young's Literal Translation
Let no corrupt word out of your mouth go forth, but what is good unto the needful building up, that it may give grace to the hearers;
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Context
Living as Children of Light

17This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19Who being past feeling have given themselves over to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 20But you have not so learned Christ; 21If so be that you have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. 25Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. 26Be you angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath: 27Neither give place to the devil. 28Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs. 29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers. 30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to the day of redemption. 31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 10:12
The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.


Matthew 12:34
O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.


Romans 14:19
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.


Romans 15:2
Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.


Ephesians 5:4
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.


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


Colossians 4:6
Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.


1 Thessalonians 5:11
Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.


Treasury of Scripture

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.

no.

Ephesians 5:3,4 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becomes saints...

Psalm 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher...

Psalm 52:2 The tongue devises mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 73:7-9 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish...

Matthew 12:34-37 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks...

Romans 3:13,14 Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips...

1 Corinthians 15:32,33 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantages it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink...

Colossians 3:8,9 But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth...

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.

James 3:2-8 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body...

2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness...

Jude 1:13-16 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever...

Revelation 13:5,6 And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given to him to continue forty and two months...

that which.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart...

Psalm 37:30,31 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment...

Psalm 45:2 You are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God has blessed you for ever.

Psalm 71:17,18,24 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and till now have I declared your wondrous works...

Psalm 78:4,5 We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength...

Proverbs 10:31,32 The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom: but the fraudulent tongue shall be cut out...

Proverbs 12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

Proverbs 15:2-4,7,23 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness...

Proverbs 16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increases learning.

Proverbs 25:11,12 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver...

Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary...

Malachi 3:16-18 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD listened, and heard it...

Luke 4:22 And all bore him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

1 Corinthians 14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also...

Colossians 3:16,17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs...

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.

to the use of edifying. or, to edify profitably. See on ver.

Ephesians 4:12,16 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ...

minister.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word...

Strong's Concordance
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
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Ephesians Chapter 4 Verse 29

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