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Ephesians 4:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— using diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the uniting bond of peace.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Giving diligence to keep—the oneness of the Spirit in the uniting-bond of peace,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of the peace;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Endeuouring to keepe the vnitie of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And be diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And be ye solicitous to keep the unity of the Spirit, in a bond of peace;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Endeavouring 4704
{4704} Prime
σπουδάζω
spoudazo
{spoo-dad'-zo}
From G4710; to use speed, that is, to make effort, be prompt or earnest.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
to keep 5083
{5083} Prime
τηρέω
tereo
{tay-reh'-o}
From τηρός [[teros]] (a watch; perhaps akin to G2334); to guard (from loss or injury, properly by keeping the eye upon; and thus differing from G5442, which is properly to prevent escaping; and from G2892, which implies a fortress or full military lines of apparatus), that is, to note (a prophecy; figuratively to fulfil a command); by implication to detain (in custody; figuratively to maintain); by extension to withhold (for personal ends; figuratively to keep unmarried).
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
unity 1775
{1775} Prime
ἑνότης
henotes
{hen-ot-ace'}
From G1520; oneness, that is, (figuratively) unanimity.
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Spirit 4151
{4151} Prime
πνεῦμα
pneuma
{pnyoo'-mah}
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy spirit.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
bond 4886
{4886} Prime
σύνδεσμος
sundesmos
{soon'-des-mos}
From G4862 and G1199; a joint tie, that is, ligament, (figuratively) uniting principle, control.
of peace. 1515
{1515} Prime
εἰρήνη
eirene
{i-ray'-nay}
Probably from a primary verb εἴρω [[eiro]] (to join); peace (literally or figuratively); by implication prosperity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 4:2-3.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 4:2-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 4:3

Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit — That mutual union and harmony, which is a fruit of the Spirit. The bond of peace is love.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ephesians 4:3

(3) Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

(3) Thirdly he requires perfect agreement, but yet such that is joined with the band of the Holy Spirit.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Ephesians 4:4 [There is] one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
John 17:21-23 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. ... I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
Romans 14:17-19 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. ... Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and [that] there be no divisions among you; but [that] ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ. ... For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
Colossians 3:13-15 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye. ... And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
1 Thessalonians 5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. [And] be at peace among yourselves.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
James 3:17-18 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. ... And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
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