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

  • Dennis
    Full of inspirations
  • Monica
    I love this. It seems to me, that many people have forgotten, or perhaps, they never learned the true meaning of a real marriage. If this was true, the divorce rate would not be so high. If people would go back to the basic foundation, the scripture, one"a life would be easier--it would have to be.
  • Lilian
    God can only bless the Couple and bind them into one. Husband and the wife will become in one flesh. It is very important to have a legally married for the marriage in the church is sacrament where the house of witnessing. But above all this couple must walk in spirit and not in the flesh. Obey God's words and meditate them every day. If the Couple need Jesus then you have everything that u Need
  • Mark Rubenstein
    God said , " Let Us Create Man in Our Image " . Us Our is more then one ! Why ? As God made Adam Eve joined in holy marriage they became one flesh . God sows He is one God, Father Son Spirit, joined in 3 forms . We were made in His image , Body Soul Spirit . God wants us to be a team . As a team , ie. , the body of Christ , we can reflect His light to those in spiritual darkness ! " Hear all Israel the Lord, our God , the Lord is One " ! Unconditional love comes from Above !
  • Abogah
    It appears to me that the duty to love and to submit must go hand in hand and none should be demanded. I can imagine the difficulty of loving a non-submissive wife similarly the duty to reverence a non-loving husband. Both partners require the grace to fulfill their part of the requirements
  • Christopher ihe ijeoma
    Ephesians 5 speaks as a direct instruction from our MAKER on how to conduct ourselves in behavior, relationship and character.

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