Ephesians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 5:11

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

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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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

  • Margarita
    I like Ephesians because you can apply it to our every day life and teaches us the priority that we should have daily in our Christian walk and how to commune with God our Father. It also teaches how we should have a clean vessel so the Holy Spirit can dwell in us with Almighty Power! To be a living sacrificed temple for God, only God. To be sold out the same time villa lent of evil.
  • Lilian
    We must dedicate our time to God only who can save us and we must meditate his words and receive his words every day. Delight yourself unto the Lord first all things the desire of thine heart will be added. Everything will work for good to those who love Jesus . To the couple we must submit ourselves unto God so that God can provide us happiness and peaceful relationship with our spouse.
  • BSP
    This chapter talks about he headship arrangement. God put this arrangement into place and everyone has a head to answer to with the exception of God himself.
  • 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

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