Ephesians 5:3

“But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But fornication and all vncleannesse, or couetousnesse, let it not be once named amongst you, as becommeth Saints:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But evil acts of the flesh and all unclean things, or desire for others' property, let it not even be named among you, as is right for saints;
- Basic English Bible

But fornication and all uncleanness or unbridled lust, let it not be even named among you, as it becomes saints;
- Darby Bible

But lewdness and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
- Webster's Bible

But fornication and every kind of impurity, or covetousness, let them not even be mentioned among you, for they ought not to be named among God's people.
- Weymouth Bible

But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be mentioned among you, as becomes saints;
- World English Bible

And fornycacioun, and al vnclennesse, or aueryce, be not named among you, as it bicometh holi men;
- Wycliffe Bible

and whoredom, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:3


5:3 But let not any impure love be even named or heard of among you - Keep at the utmost distance from it, as becometh saints.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:3


Eph 5:3 But. Sundry sins are now forbidden which were utterly opposed to the duties just commended. Fornication. This was hardly accounted a sin among the Gentiles. Uncleanness. Every kind of impurity. Covetousness. This sin is emphasized. The Greek term "pleonexia" means "greediness for more". It implies an insatiable desire for wealth and for the things which gratify appetite. It is therefore a greed which leads to many sins. Let it not be once named among you. Such sins must be banished not only in deed, but in word.

Discussion for Ephesians 5

  • 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
  • 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

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