1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 5:11

“And haue no fellowship with the vnfruitfull workes of darkenesse, but rather reproue them.”

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Other Translations

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].
- King James Version

Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And have no company with the works of the dark, which give no fruit, but make their true quality clear;
- Basic English Bible

and do not have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather also reprove [them],
- Darby Bible

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
- Webster's Bible

Have nothing to do with the barren unprofitable deeds of darkness, but, instead of that, set your faces against them;
- Weymouth Bible

Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them.
- World English Bible

And nyle ye comyne to vnfruytouse werkis of derknessis; but more repreue ye.
- Wycliffe Bible

and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of the darkness and rather even convict,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:11

5:11 Reprove them - To avoid them is not enough.

People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:11

Eph 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. See Eph 5:7. Works of darkness are those which please the powers of darkness. The Christian must have nothing whatever to do with these. We must not countenance any sinful device, but rather reprove it. This would prevent the patronage of many things which the world countenances.

Discussion for Ephesians 5

  • Bill
    Ephesians 5:3
    Can I challenge you to think like Paul is challenging us to think? God"s plan is that we not allow fornication, or uncleanness, or covetousness into our lives. NOT ONE TIME. No pornography at all. NONE. No worldly movie at all. NONE. How in the world do we accomplish this in this particular generation? Memorize and meditate on this verse and others like it.
  • Anonymous for verse 4
    If anything about this world standard is anything to by, we find that there is so much filthiness in words, actions even in our ways of life , believers are admonished not copy or conform to the standard of this world Roms 12:2, the church must as a matter of importance teach the believers to be honourable in their words and actions at the same time learn to give thanks to God in all things.
  • Tonya Wilkie pisse
    Giving you father God , praise glory in the name of your son , Jesus Christ, Amen
  • Norm
    John 11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
  • Norm
    1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
  • Norm
    Our heavenly Father, our LORD, our Savior Christ Jesus loves us so much! This is of the love of the truth received by His body of believers, His church. We must receive the love of His truth to be saved and not perish as taught in 2 Thessalonians Chp 2. Ephesians 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: 30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

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