Ephesians 5:12
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New International Version
It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.

New Living Translation
It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret.

English Standard Version
For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.

Berean Study Bible
For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.

Berean Literal Bible
For it is shameful even to mention the things being done by them in secret.

New American Standard Bible
for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.

King James Bible
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it is shameful even to mention what is done by them in secret.

International Standard Version
For it is shameful even to mention what is done by these disobedient people in secret.

NET Bible
For the things they do in secret are shameful even to mention.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the thing that they do in secret is an abomination to mention.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is shameful to talk about what some people do in secret.

New American Standard 1977
for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which they do in secret.

King James 2000 Bible
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

American King James Version
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the things that are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of.

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

English Revised Version
for the things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
for the things in secret done by them it is a shame even to speak of,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:3-14 Filthy lusts must be rooted out. These sins must be dreaded and detested. Here are not only cautions against gross acts of sin, but against what some may make light of. But these things are so far from being profitable. that they pollute and poison the hearers. Our cheerfulness should show itself as becomes Christians, in what may tend to God's glory. A covetous man makes a god of his money; places that hope, confidence, and delight, in worldly good, which should be in God only. Those who allow themselves, either in the lusts of the flesh or the love of the world, belong not to the kingdom of grace, nor shall they come to the kingdom of glory. When the vilest transgressors repent and believe the gospel, they become children of obedience, from whom God's wrath is turned away. Dare we make light of that which brings down the wrath of God? Sinners, like men in the dark, are going they know not whither, and doing they know not what. But the grace of God wrought a mighty change in the souls of many. Walk as children of light, as having knowledge and holiness. These works of darkness are unfruitful, whatever profit they may boast; for they end in the destruction of the impenitent sinner. There are many ways of abetting, or taking part in the sins of others; by commendation, counsel, consent, or concealment. And if we share with others in their sins, we must expect to share in their plagues. If we do not reprove the sins of others, we have fellowship with them. A good man will be ashamed to speak of what many wicked men are not ashamed to do. We must have not only a sight and a knowledge that sin is sin, and in some measure shameful, but see it as a breach of God's holy law. After the example of prophets and apostles, we should call on those asleep and dead in sin, to awake and arise, that Christ may give them light.
Study Bible
Children of Light
11Have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that is illuminated becomes a light itself.…
Cross References
Ephesians 5:11
Have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

Ephesians 5:13
But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that is illuminated becomes a light itself.
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