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

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    RESTORE ! RESTORE ! RESTORE ! May our Heavenly Abba Dad and God Almighty Yahweh bring His Holy and Matchless Word too pass in this end of the age of the gentiles indeed. Shalom yedda dim {beloved one}.
  • Corlis Ferguson
    When praying for a word to give you the Lord laid Ephesians 5 on my heart. When I read it I began to pick out certain scriptures and the Lord would whisper "No, I said Ephesians 5" So I believe the Lord wants you to read the whole chapter. I love you, Randy......always will.
  • Gregory Washington
    It's. just what l needed
  • Thelma Denson
    I enjoy reading the chapter letting us no that you can't live any kind of way if you are serving God.
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    We should always live the way that God wants us to live
  • Wayne
    Shun the very appearance of evil. Always look the other way. Praise The Lord, the power is in Christ Jesus!!! Look up, lift up your heads, our Redemption draweth nigh!

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