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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ephesians 4:30

    CHAPTERS: Ephesians 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32




    King James Bible - Ephesians 4:30

    And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

    World English Bible

    Don't grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the
    day of redemption.

    Douay-Rheims - Ephesians 4:30

    And grieve not the holy Spirit of God: whereby you are sealed unto the
    day of redemption.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed to the
    day of redemption.

    Greek Textus Receptus

    2532 μη 3361 λυπειτε 3076 5720 το 3588 πνευμα 4151 το 3588 αγιον 40 του 3588 θεου 2316 εν 1722 ω 3739 εσφραγισθητε 4972 5681 εις 1519 ημεραν 2250 απολυτρωσεως 629

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (30) -
    Ge 6:3,6 Jud 10:16 Ps 78:40; 95:10 Isa 7:13; 43:24; 63:10

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:30

    Y no contristis al Espíritu Santo de Dios, con el cual estis sellados para el día de la redencin.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ephesians 4:30

    Verse 30.
    Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God] By giving way to any wrong temper, unholy word, or unrighteous action. Even those who have already a measure of the light and life of God, both of which are not only brought in by the Holy Spirit, but maintained by his constant indwelling, may give way to sin, and so grieve this Holy Spirit that it shall withdraw both its light and presence; and, in proportion as it withdraws, then hardness and darkness take place; and, what is still worse, a state of insensibility is the consequence; for the darkness prevents the fallen state from being seen, and the hardness prevents it from being felt.

    Whereby ye are sealed] The Holy Spirit in the soul of a believer is God's seal, set on his heart to testify that he is God's property, and that he should be wholly employed in God's service. It is very likely that the apostle had in view the words of the prophet, Isaiah lxiii. 10: But they rebelled, and VEXED his HOLY SPIRIT; therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and fought against them. The psalmist refers to the same fact in nearly the same words, Psa. lxxviii. 40: How oft did they PROVOKE him in the wilderness, and GRIEVE him in the desert! Let every man, therefore, take heed that he grieve not the Spirit of God, lest God turn to be his enemy, and fight against him.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 30. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God , &c.] Not a believer's own spirit, sanctified by the Holy Ghost, which is grieved by sin; nor the spirit of a good man, that hears our words and sees our actions, and is displeased and troubled at them; but the third person in the Trinity: and this is said of him by an anthropopathy, and supposes something done that is offensive to him; and he may be grieved, not only by unconverted persons, by their stubborn resistance and opposition to the Gospel and means of grace, and by their contempt of his person, office, and grace, but by believers themselves, and who are here spoken to; and which may be done both by their words, lying, angry, and corrupt ones, before cautioned against, ( Ephesians 4:25,26,29) and by their actions, their behaviour towards God, their conversation in the world, and by their carriage to one another, which is suggested in the following verse: also he may be grieved by their thoughts, their vain and sinful thoughts, and that they are no better employed; and especially when they entertain any undervaluing ones of Jesus Christ, whose glorifier he is; and by the unbelief of their hearts, and by their unmindfulness of the things of the Spirit; and when they disregard the rules, dictates, and advice of the Spirit, and make no use of him: and his being grieved appears by his departure from them; which is to be perceived by the darkness of their souls, the prevailings of corruption, the weakness of grace, and their backwardness to duty: and now there are many reasons why he should not be grieved; as because he is God, and the author of the new birth, the implanter and applier of all grace, and the finisher of it; because he is the saints' comforter, their advocate, helper, and strengthener; and their constant companion, who dwells in them, and will remain in them, until death: and it follows, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption ; of the sealing work of the Spirit, (see Gill on Ephesians 1:13). By the day of redemption may be meant, either the day of death, when the saints have a deliverance from the incumbrance of the body; from their present state of exile and banishment; from the body of sin and death; from all sorrows and afflictions; from the reproaches and persecutions of men; from the temptations of Satan; from doubts, fears, and unbelief; and from all fear of death, corporeal, spiritual, and eternal: or the day of the resurrection, when the body will be redeemed from mortality, corruption, weakness, and dishonour; when it will be refined and spiritualized, so that it will not stand in need of natural sustenance; will be endowed with great agility, like that of spirits; and will be subject to the soul, or spirit, and will be suited to spiritual objects; to which may be added, the day of judgment, ( Luke 21:28) when Christ shall appear in glory, and his saints with him, and he will put them, soul and body, into the possession of everlasting happiness; which will consist in the vision of Christ, in conformity to him, and in that happy company and conversation that will then be enjoyed, and that delightful employment they will be taken up in: and now the saints being sealed up by the Spirit unto this time, shows the perpetual indwelling of the Spirit in them; and that it will continue even after death, who will give them confidence at the day of judgment; and that it is the Spirit which works up the saints, and makes them meet for glory; and gives them the assurance of it, and therefore they should not be grieved.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 29-32 -
    Filthy words proceed from corruption in the speaker, and they corrup the minds and manners of those who hear them: Christians should bewar of all such discourse. It is the duty of Christians to seek, by the blessing of God, to bring persons to think seriously, and to encourag and warn believers by their conversation. Be ye kind one to another This sets forth the principle of love in the heart, and the outwar expression of it, in a humble, courteous behaviour. Mark how God' forgiveness causes us to forgive. God forgives us, though we had n cause to sin against him. We must forgive, as he has forgiven us. All lying, and corrupt communications, that stir up evil desires and lusts grieve the Spirit of God. Corrupt passions of bitterness, wrath, anger clamour, evil-speaking, and malice, grieve the Holy Spirit. Provoke no the holy, blessed Spirit of God to withdraw his presence and his gracious influences. The body will be redeemed from the power of the grave at the resurrection day. Wherever that blessed Spirit dwells as Sanctifier, he is the earnest of all the joys and glories of tha redemption day; and we should be undone, should God take away his Holy Spirit from us __________________________________________________________________

    Greek Textus Receptus

    3956 A-NSF πικρια 4088 N-NSF και 2532 CONJ θυμος 2372 N-NSM και 2532 CONJ οργη 3709 N-NSF και 2532 CONJ κραυγη 2906 N-NSF και 2532 CONJ βλασφημια 988 N-NSF αρθητω 142 5682 V-APM-3S αφ 575 PREP υμων 5216 P-2GP συν 4862 PREP παση 3956 A-DSF κακια 2549 N-DSF

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    4:30 {
    Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God} (me lupeite to pneuma to hagion tou qeou). "Cease grieving" or "do not have the habit of grieving." Who of us has not sometimes grieved the Holy Spirit? {In whom} (en hwi). Not "in which." {Ye were sealed} (esfragisqete). See #1:13 for this verb, and #1:14 for apolutrwsews, the day when final redemption is realized.

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