Ephesians 5:11

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And haue no fellowship with the vnfruitfull workes of darkenesse, but rather reproue them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Alex
    IMO EPH 5/27 ANSWERS TO THE TRANSFIGURATION SCRIPTURES, ON THE MOUNT THERE HE WAS PRESENTING TO GOD A GLORIOUS CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT R WRINKLE His raiment that was WHITE AS SNOW is us Sinners,isa. says tho your Sins be as scarlet THEY SHALL BE WHITE AS SNOW, YA MEMBER HE WAS CLOTHED WITH A VESTURE DIPPED IN BLOOD, WE ARE HIS VESTURE MADE WHITE AS SNOW BY HIS BLOOD,I WAS NAKED AND YOU CLOTHED ME.
  • Alex
    Christ is gonna present to HIMSELF ( GOD ) A GLORIOUS CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE,WHEN HE WAS ON THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION ITS PROPHETIC OF WHEN HE WD PRESENT TO GOD A GLORIOUS CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT OF WRINKLE, HIS RAIMENT THAT WAS WHITE AS SNOW IS HIS CHURCH. ISA. SAID THO YOUR SINS BE AS SCARLET THEY SHALL BE WHITE AS SNOW THATS US SINNERS. I WAS NAKED AND YOU CLOTHED ME, WE ARE HIS VESTURE.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: This shows that God will judge us based on what comes out of our mouths. What we say has an impact on the way that God views us.
  • A disciple
    "This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church." Jesus taught the contentious Jews (John 8) that being Abraham's seed didn't make them Children; but those walking after the same Spirit that Abraham walked those are the true Children. So with respect to being Children of God by faith in Jesus Christ our Lord it is known what kind we are by the kind of behavior and character.
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 5:6 LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU WITH VAIN WORDS FOR BECAUSE OF THESE THINGS COMETH THE WRATH OF GOD UPON THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE COLOSSIANS 2:8 BEWARE LEST --ANY MAN-- SPOIL YOU THROUGH PHILOSOPHY AND VAIN DECEIT AFTER THE TRADITION OF MEN AFTER THE RUDIMENTS OF THE WORLD AND NOT AFTER CHRIST
  • Geraldine cole
    Praise another day the Lord Jesus has been merciful to us let us rejoice in it honor him love one another and be truthful to all people study the word ask for understanding let not look down on anyone or mistreat anyone why Jesus is looking down on the Earth we shall reap what we have sowd out .remember if u are saved it was not u who saved u it was Jesus who draw u to him

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