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

  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 5:24 THEREFORE AS THE CHURCH IS SUBJECT UNTO CHRIST SO LET THE WIVES BE TO THEIR OWN HUSBANDS IN EVERY THING --5:25--HUSBANDS LOVE YOUR WIVES EVEN AS CHRIST ALSO LOVED THE CHURCH AND GAVE HIMSELF FOR IT --5:26--THAT HE MIGHT --SANCTIFY AND CLEANSE-- IT BY THE WASHING OF WATER BY THE WORD
  • Ray321
    John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. AMEN
  • 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
  • Ray321
    1 John 4:1-2 1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: The Word of God will deliver us from evil. The Word is Alive.
  • 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 1 JOHN 3:10 IN THIS THE --- CHILDREN OF GOD ARE MANIFEST AND THE CHILDREN OF the devil WHOSOEVER DOETH NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS --- IS NOT OF GOD ---NEITHER HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER
  • Ray321
    The Word of God is Holy and the only truth that we can trust. 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I thank God for the cleansing of the Word of God. Reading the Word is very powerful. Thank you Father for your Word of Truthfulness. Love in Christ

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