“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.
Who being past feeling, haue giuen themselues ouer vnto lasciuiousnesse, to worke all vncleannesse with greedinesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
who being past feeling gave themselves up to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
- American Standard Version (1901)
Who having no more power of feeling, have given themselves up to evil passions, to do all unclean things with overmuch desire.
- Basic English Bible
who having cast off all feeling, have given themselves up to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greedy unsatisfied lust.
- Darby Bible
Who being past feeling have given themselves over to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
- Webster's Bible
Such men being past feeling have abandoned themselves to impurity, greedily indulging in every kind of profligacy.
- Weymouth Bible
who having become callous gave themselves up to lust, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
- World English Bible
Which dispeirynge bitoken hem silf to vnchastite, in to the worchyng of al vnclennesse in coueitise.
- Wycliffe Bible
who, having ceased to feel, themselves did give up to the lasciviousness, for the working of all uncleanness in greediness;
- Youngs Literal Bible