Ephesians 4:29-32

The New Life

29 b Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give c grace to those who hear. 30 And d do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, e by whom you were sealed for the day of f redemption. 31 g Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 h Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, i forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

  1. Cross References
    Ephesians 5:4
    Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.
    Colossians 3:8
    But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
    Matthew 12:34
    You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
  2. Cross References
    Colossians 4:6
    Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
    Ecclesiastes 10:12
    The words of a wise man's mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him.
  3. Cross References
    Isaiah 63:10
    But they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit; therefore he turned to be their enemy, and himself fought against them.
    1 Thessalonians 5:19
    Do not quench the Spirit.
  4. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:13
    In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.
  5. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:7
    In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.
  6. Cross References
    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.
  7. Cross References
    Colossians 3:12 - 13
    Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
    1 Peter 3:8
    Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
  8. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 2:7
    So you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.
    2 Corinthians 2:10
    Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. Indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ.
    Matthew 6:14
    For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
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