Ephesians

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

  • Dennis
    Full of inspirations
  • Monica
    I love this. It seems to me, that many people have forgotten, or perhaps, they never learned the true meaning of a real marriage. If this was true, the divorce rate would not be so high. If people would go back to the basic foundation, the scripture, one"a life would be easier--it would have to be.
  • Lilian
    God can only bless the Couple and bind them into one. Husband and the wife will become in one flesh. It is very important to have a legally married for the marriage in the church is sacrament where the house of witnessing. But above all this couple must walk in spirit and not in the flesh. Obey God's words and meditate them every day. If the Couple need Jesus then you have everything that u Need
  • Mark Rubenstein
    God said , " Let Us Create Man in Our Image " . Us Our is more then one ! Why ? As God made Adam Eve joined in holy marriage they became one flesh . God sows He is one God, Father Son Spirit, joined in 3 forms . We were made in His image , Body Soul Spirit . God wants us to be a team . As a team , ie. , the body of Christ , we can reflect His light to those in spiritual darkness ! " Hear all Israel the Lord, our God , the Lord is One " ! Unconditional love comes from Above !
  • Abogah
    It appears to me that the duty to love and to submit must go hand in hand and none should be demanded. I can imagine the difficulty of loving a non-submissive wife similarly the duty to reverence a non-loving husband. Both partners require the grace to fulfill their part of the requirements
  • Christopher ihe ijeoma
    Ephesians 5 speaks as a direct instruction from our MAKER on how to conduct ourselves in behavior, relationship and character.

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