Ephesians 5:17

“Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore be ye not vnwise, but vnderstanding what the will of the Lord is.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason, then, do not be foolish, but be conscious of the Lord's pleasure.
- Basic English Bible

For this reason be not foolish, but understanding what [is] the will of the Lord.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
- Webster's Bible

On this account do not prove yourselves wanting in sense, but try to understand what the Lord's will is.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore don't be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
- World English Bible

Therfor nyle ye be maad vnwise, but vndurstondynge which is the wille of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

because of this become not fools, but -- understanding what [is] the will of the Lord,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:17


5:17 What the will of the Lord is - In every time, place, and circumstance.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:17


Eph 5:17 Be ye not unwise. That is, so foolish as to not understand the will of the Lord.

Discussion for Ephesians 5

  • Irene123
    Eph. 5:21 - "Since God is the source of all power, authority; when we submit to His Word we submit to Him. Yes, submit. By using the 'S' word God is saying, "I am not saying you have to like it before you do it." Matt. 11:30. All power; the simple act of being able to use our jaws to chew, to talk, to point a finger at an object, to scratch your toes together when they itch; He's the source .....
  • 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 5:7 BE NOT YOU THEREFORE PARTAKERS WITH THEM
  • BSP
    We should thank God for all the good that we are able to enjoy. Jehovah a God has given us the gift of life and any good that we enjoy is truly because he allows us to exist.
  • I AM
    Whoso privily slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has a high look and a proud heart will not I suffer. Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, says the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee. And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
  • Irene123
    V. Ship - I really enjoyed your message on Eph.; It was 'refreshing' - to say the least - LOL.
  • LadyA
    LOVE THE LORD GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR MIND AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL.

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