3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

Other Translations of Ephesians 4:3

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

The Message

3 alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences.

New King James Version

3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

New Living Translation

3 Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ephesians 4:3

Commentary on Ephesians 4:1-6

(Read Ephesians 4:1-6)

Nothing is pressed more earnestly in the Scriptures, than to walk as becomes those called to Christ's kingdom and glory. By lowliness, understand humility, which is opposed to pride. By meekness, that excellent disposition of soul, which makes men unwilling to provoke, and not easily to be provoked or offended. We find much in ourselves for which we can hardly forgive ourselves; therefore we must not be surprised if we find in others that which we think it hard to forgive. There is one Christ in whom all believers hope, and one heaven they are all hoping for; therefore they should be of one heart. They had all one faith, as to its object, Author, nature, and power. They all believed the same as to the great truths of religion; they had all been admitted into the church by one baptism, with water, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, as the sign of regeneration. In all believers God the Father dwells, as in his holy temple, by his Spirit and special grace.