“Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.”
King James Version (KJV)
4:19 Who being past feeling - The original word is peculiarly significant. It properly means, past feeling pain. Pain urges the sick to seek a remedy, which, where there is no pain, is little thought of. Have given themselves up - Freely, of their own accord. Lasciviousness is but one branch of uncleanness, which implies impurity of every kind.
Eph 4:19 Who being past feeling. Having trampled conscience under foot until it is calloused. Having silenced its admonitions, they give themselves over to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. To licentiousness and evil. This description is not overdrawn. Purity of life was not even considered a virtue among the Gentiles of that period.