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

  • 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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