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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ephesians 4:15


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    King James Bible - Ephesians 4:15

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

    World English Bible

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

    Douay-Rheims - Ephesians 4:15

    But doing the truth in charity, we may in all things grow up in him who 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:

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    VERSE (15) -
    :25 Zec 8:16 2Co 4:2; 8:8

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:15

    antes siguiendo la verdad en caridad, crezcamos en todo en aquel que es la cabeza, el Cristo;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ephesians 4:15

    Verse 15. But, speaking the
    truth in love] The truth recommended by the apostle is the whole system of Gospel doctrine; this they are to teach and preach, and this is opposed to the deceit mentioned above. This truth, as it is the doctrine of God's eternal love to mankind, must be preached in love. Scolding and abuse from the pulpit or press, in matters of religion, are truly monstrous. He who has the truth of God has no need of any means to defend or propagate it, but those which love to God and man provides.

    Grow up into him] This is a continuance of the metaphor taken from the members of a human body receiving nourishment equally and growing up, each in its due proportion to other parts, and to the body in general. The truth of God should be so preached to all the members of the Church of God, that they may all receive an increase of grace and life; so that each, in whatever state he may be, may get forward in the way of truth and holiness. In the Church of Christ there are persons in various states: the careless, the penitent, the lukewarm, the tempted, the diffident, the little child, the young man, and the father. He who has got a talent for the edification of only one of those classes should not stay long in a place, else the whole body cannot grow up in all things under his ministry.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 15. But speaking the truth in love , &c.] Either Christ himself, who is the truth, and is to be preached, and always spoken of with strong affection and love; or the Gospel, the word of truth, so called in opposition to that which is false and fictitious; and also to the law, which is shadowish; and on account of its author, the God of truth, and its subject matter, Christ, and the several doctrines of grace; and because the spirit of truth has dictated it, and does direct to it, and owns and blesses it: this, with respect to the ministers of the Gospel, should be spoken openly, honestly, and sincerely, and in love to the souls of men, and in a way consistent with love, in opposition to the secret, ensnaring, and pernicious ways of false teachers; and with respect to private Christians, as they are to receive it in love, so to speak of it to one another from a principle of love, and an affectionate concern for each other's welfare, to the end that they may grow up into him in all things which is the head , even Christ: the work of grace upon the soul is a gradual work, and an increase of this in the exercise of faith, hope, love, and spiritual knowledge, is a growth; and this is a growth in all things, in all grace, as in those mentioned, so in others, as humility, patience, self-denial, resignation of the will to the will of God, and especially the knowledge of Christ; for it is a growing into him, from whom souls receive all their grace and increase of it; for he is the head of influence to supply them, as well as the head of eminence to protect them; (see Ephesians 1:22) and now the preaching of the Gospel, or the sincere speaking of the truth, is the instrumental means of such growth.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 7-16 - Unto every
    believer is given some gift of grace, for their mutual help All is given as seems best to Christ to bestow upon every one. He received for them, that he might give to them, a large measure of gift and graces; particularly the gift of the Holy Ghost. Not a mere hea knowledge, or bare acknowledging Christ to be the Son of God, but suc as brings trust and obedience. There is a fulness in Christ, and measure of that fulness given in the counsel of God to every believer but we never come to the perfect measure till we come to heaven. God' children are growing, as long as they are in this world; and the Christian's growth tends to the glory of Christ. The more a man find himself drawn out to improve in his station, and according to his measure, all that he has received, to the spiritual good of others, he may the more certainly believe that he has the grace of sincere love and charity rooted in his heart. (Eph 4:17-24)


    Greek Textus Receptus


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    15. Speaking the
    truth (alhqeuontev). Only here and Gal. iv. 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.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    4:15 {In love} (en agapei). If truth were always spoken only in love! {May grow into him} (auxeswmen eis auton). Supply hina and qen note the final use of the first aorist active subjunctive. It is the metaphor of verse #13 (the full-grown man). We are the body and Christ is the Head. We are to grow up to his stature.


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