English Standard Version
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
King James Bible
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
American Standard Version
but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, even Christ;
But doing the truth in charity, we may in all things grow up in him who is the head, even Christ:
English Revised Version
but speaking truth in love, may grow up in all things into him, which 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:
Weymouth New Testament
But we shall lovingly hold to the truth, and shall in all respects grow up into union with Him who is our Head, even Christ.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Speaking the truth (ἀληθεύοντες)
Only here and Galatians 4:16. 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.
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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
speaking the truth. or, being sincere.
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,
in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
1 Peter 2:2
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation--
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