New Living Translation
For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.
King James Bible
(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Darby Bible Translation
(for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,)
World English Bible
for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,
Young's Literal Translation
for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:9 The fruit of the light - Opposite to the unfruitful works of darkness, Eph 4:11. Is in - That is, consists in. Goodness and righteousness and truth - Opposite to the sins spoken of, Eph 4:25, and c.
'Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.'--Eph. v. 10. These words are closely connected with those which precede them in the 8th verse--'Walk as children of light.' They further explain the mode by which that commandment is to be fulfilled. They who, as children of light, mindful of their obligations and penetrated by its brightness, seek to conform their active life to the light to which they belong, are to do so by making experiment of, or investigating and determining, what is 'acceptable …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
Unfruitful Works of Darkness
Sleepers at Noonday
What Children of Light Should Be
Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God.
I am fully convinced, my dear brothers and sisters, that you are full of goodness. You know these things so well you can teach each other all about them.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord.
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