Ephesians 4:29 Confession
(NKJ) I let no corrupt communication proceed out of my mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
(TEV) I do not use harmful words in talking. I use only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what I say will do good to those who hear me.
(NIV) I do not let any unwholesome talk come out of my mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
(Jerusalem) I guard against foul talk; I let my words be for the improvement of others, as occasion offers, and do good to my listeners,
(NEB) No bad language must pass my lips, but only what is good and helpful to the occasion, so that it brings a blessing to those who hear it.
(RSV) I let no evil talk come out of my mouth, but only such as is good for edifying, as fits the occasion, that it may impart grace to those who hear.
(Phillips) I let there be no more foul language, but good words instead -- words suitable for the occasion, which God can use to help other people.
(Living) I don't use bad language. I say only what is good and helpful to those I am talking to, and what will give them a blessing.
(New Life) I watch my talk! No bad words should be coming from my mouth. I say what is good. My words should help others grow as Christians.
(CEV) I stop all dirty talk. I say the right thing at the right time and help others by what I say.
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