Ephesians 5:3

“But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But fornication and all vncleannesse, or couetousnesse, let it not be once named amongst you, as becommeth Saints:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But evil acts of the flesh and all unclean things, or desire for others' property, let it not even be named among you, as is right for saints;
- Basic English Bible

But fornication and all uncleanness or unbridled lust, let it not be even named among you, as it becomes saints;
- Darby Bible

But lewdness and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
- Webster's Bible

But fornication and every kind of impurity, or covetousness, let them not even be mentioned among you, for they ought not to be named among God's people.
- Weymouth Bible

But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be mentioned among you, as becomes saints;
- World English Bible

And fornycacioun, and al vnclennesse, or aueryce, be not named among you, as it bicometh holi men;
- Wycliffe Bible

and whoredom, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:3


5:3 But let not any impure love be even named or heard of among you - Keep at the utmost distance from it, as becometh saints.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:3


Eph 5:3 But. Sundry sins are now forbidden which were utterly opposed to the duties just commended. Fornication. This was hardly accounted a sin among the Gentiles. Uncleanness. Every kind of impurity. Covetousness. This sin is emphasized. The Greek term "pleonexia" means "greediness for more". It implies an insatiable desire for wealth and for the things which gratify appetite. It is therefore a greed which leads to many sins. Let it not be once named among you. Such sins must be banished not only in deed, but in word.

Discussion for Ephesians 5

  • Christopher ihe ijeoma
    Ephesians 5 speaks as a direct instruction from our MAKER on how to conduct ourselves in behavior, relationship and character.
  • Steve morrow
    eph 5:24 therefore as the church is subject unto CHRIST so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything 1 timothy 2:12 but I suffer not a woman to teach nor to usurp authority over the man but to be in silence 1 Corinth 14:34 let your women keep silence in the churches for it is not permitted unto them to speak but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law
  • Dorothy
    My ex husband used to quote the bible saying the wife is supposed to submit to the husband! After the divorce and much abuse, I learned the rest of that verse.....as into the Lord!
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you Jesus, for your sacrifice.
  • Bishop Rodney Bennett
    Truthfulness indeed.
  • Friend
    My friend don't judge your body according to the worlds standard. God gave you the body you have. Enjoy the gift God has given you and don't be concerned about this thing. Keep reading the bible and you will understand.. God Bless

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