Ephesians 5:12

“For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For it is a shame euen to speake of those things which are done of them in secret.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for the things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the things which are done by them in secret it is shame even to put into words.
- Basic English Bible

for the things that are done by them in secret it is shameful even to say.
- Darby Bible

For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.
- Webster's Bible

for the things which are done by these people in secret it is disgraceful even to speak of.
- Weymouth Bible

For the things which are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of.
- World English Bible

For what thingis ben don of hem in priuy, it is foule, yhe, to speke.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the things in secret done by them it is a shame even to speak of,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:12


5:12 In secret - As flying the light.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:12


Eph 5:12 Of those things which are done by them in secret. In the works of darkness are many secret sins, some too shameful even to be named.

Discussion for Ephesians 5:12

  • Some say that this verse means that it's a shame to have to speak of those things done in darkness. But I think that the meaning of the text is that it is shameful to speak of those things done in darkness. In other words, when people give a testimony, they should be careful to glorify their Savior, not their sin.

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