Ephesians 4:2
New International Version
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

New Living Translation
Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.

English Standard Version
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Berean Study Bible
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Berean Literal Bible
with all humility and gentleness; with patience bearing with one another in love;

King James Bible
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

New King James Version
with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,

New American Standard Bible
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

NASB 1995
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,

NASB 1977
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love,

Amplified Bible
with all humility [forsaking self-righteousness], and gentleness [maintaining self-control], with patience, bearing with one another in [unselfish] love.

Christian Standard Bible
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, accepting one another in love,

American Standard Version
with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In all humility of mind and quietness and patience, and that you would be patient one toward another in love,

Contemporary English Version
Always be humble and gentle. Patiently put up with each other and love each other.

Douay-Rheims Bible
With all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity.

English Revised Version
with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

Good News Translation
Be always humble, gentle, and patient. Show your love by being tolerant with one another.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be humble and gentle in every way. Be patient with each other and lovingly accept each other.

International Standard Version
demonstrating all expressions of humility, gentleness, and patience, accepting one another in love.

Literal Standard Version
with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love,

NET Bible
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

New Heart English Bible
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love;

Weymouth New Testament
with all lowliness of mind and unselfishness, and with patience, bearing with one another lovingly, and earnestly striving to maintain,

World English Bible
with all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with one another in love;

Young's Literal Translation
with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Unity in the Body
1As a prisoner in the Lord, then, I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling you have received: 2with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3and with diligence to preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.…

Cross References
Ecclesiastes 7:8
The end of a matter is better than the beginning, and a patient spirit is better than a proud one.

Ephesians 1:4
For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His presence. In love

Colossians 1:11
being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have full endurance and patience, and joyfully

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with hearts of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

Colossians 3:13
Bear with one another and forgive any complaint you may have against someone else. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you, be like-minded and sympathetic, love as brothers, be tenderhearted and humble.


Treasury of Scripture

With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love;

lowliness.

Numbers 12:3
(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)

Psalm 45:4
And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

Psalm 138:6
Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

forbearing.

Mark 9:19
He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.

Romans 15:1
We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

1 Corinthians 13:7
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.









(2) With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering.--See Colossians 3:12, where the same three qualities are dwelt upon, but there introduced by "compassion and kindness." They seem to correspond almost exactly to the first, third, and fifth beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount, in which the principle of love is wrought out in various forms (as in the other beatitudes the principle of righteousness): "Blessed are the poor in spirit;" "Blessed are the meek;" "Blessed are the merciful." The word "lowliness of mind" is used by St. Paul only in the Epistles of the Captivity (Philippians 2:3; Colossians 2:18; Colossians 2:23; Colossians 3:12) and in the address to the Ephesian presbyters (Acts 20:19). It is, indeed, a word new coined in Christian terminology, and even the root from which it comes is mostly used by the heathen moralists in a bad sense (of meanness and slavishness), of which there is still a trace in Colossians 2:18. "Meekness" is mostly "gentleness"--"the meek and quiet spirit" (1Peter 3:4)--the natural, though not the invariable, fruit of humility, winning souls by its very absence of bitter self-assertion, and so "inheriting the earth." "Longsuffering" is the manifestation of such meekness, with something of especial effort and struggle, in the bearing of injury. . . . Verse 2. - SOME POINTS OF A WORTHY WALK. With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love. He begins his enumeration with passive graces - eminently those of Christ. Lowliness or humility may well be gendered by our remembering what we were when God's grace took hold of us (Ephesians 2:1-3). Meekness is the natural expression of a lowly state of mind, opposed to boisterous self-assertion and rude striving with others; it genders a subdued manner and a peace-loving spirit that studies to give the soft answer that turneth away wrath. Long-suffering and loving forbearance are phases of the same state of mind - denoting the absence of that irascibility and proneness to take offence which flares up at every provocation or fancied neglect, and strives to maintain self-control on every occasion. It is from such qualities in God that our redemption has come; it is miserable to accept the redemption and not try to attain and exhibit its true spirit. Neglect of this verse has produced untold evil in the Christian Church

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
with
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

all
πάσης (pasēs)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

humility
ταπεινοφροσύνης (tapeinophrosynēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 5012: Humility, lowliness of mind, modesty. From a compound of tapeinos and the base of phren; humiliation of mind, i.e. Modesty.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

gentleness,
πραΰτητος (prautētos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 4240: Mildness, gentleness. From praus; mildness, i.e. humility.

with
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

patience,
μακροθυμίας (makrothymias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3115: Patience, forbearance, longsuffering. From the same as makrothumos; longanimity, i.e. forbearance or fortitude.

bearing with
ἀνεχόμενοι (anechomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 430: To endure, bear with, have patience with, suffer, admit, persist.

one another
ἀλλήλων (allēlōn)
Personal / Reciprocal Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 240: One another, each other. Genitive plural from allos reduplicated; one another.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

love,
ἀγάπῃ (agapē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.


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