Ephesians 5:4
Good News Translation
Nor is it fitting for you to use language which is obscene, profane, or vulgar. Rather you should give thanks to God.

Contemporary English Version
Don't use dirty or foolish or filthy words. Instead, say how thankful you are.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or obscenity or foolish talking or scurrility, which is to no purpose: but rather giving of thanks.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Or obscenity or foolish talking or scurrility, which is to no purpose: but rather giving of thanks.

filthiness.

Ephesians 4:29 Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth: but that which is good, to the edification of faith: that it may administer grace to the hearers.

Proverbs 12:23 A cautious man concealeth knowledge: and the heart of fools publisheth folly.

Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge: but the mouth of fools bubbleth out folly.

Ecclesiastes 10:13 The beginning of his words is folly, and the end of his talk is a mischievous error.

Matthew 12:34-37 O generation of vipers, how can you speak good things, whereas you are evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. . . .

Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.

Colossians 3:8 But now put you also all away: anger, indignation, malice, blasphemy, filthy speech out of your mouth.

James 3:4-8 Behold also ships, whereas they are great and are driven by strong winds, yet are they turned about with a small helm, whithersoever the force of the governor willeth. . . .

2 Peter 2:7,18 And delivered just Lot, oppressed by the injustice and lewd conversation of the wicked: . . .

Jude 1:10,13 But these men blaspheme whatever things they know not: and what things soever they naturally know, like dumb beasts, in these they are corrupted. . . .

convenient.

Romans 1:28 And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient.

Philemon 1:8 Wherefore, though I have much confidence in Christ Jesus to command thee that which is to the purpose:

but.

Ephesians 5:19,20 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual canticles, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord: . . .

Ephesians 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making commemoration of you in my prayers,

Psalm 33:1 A psalm for David. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just: praise becometh the upright.

Psalm 92:1 A psalm of a canticle on the sabbath day. [2] It is good to give praise to the Lord: and to sing to thy name, O most High.

Psalm 107:21,22 Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him: and his wonderful works to the children of men. . . .

Daniel 6:10 Now, when Daniel knew this, that is to say, that the law was made, he went into his house: and opening the windows in his upper chamber towards Jerusalem, he knelt down three times a day, and adored and gave thanks before his God, as he had been accustomed to do before.

John 6:23 But other ships came in from Tiberias, nigh unto the place where they had eaten the bread, the Lord giving thanks.

2 Corinthians 1:11 You helping withal in prayer for us. That for this gift obtained for us, by the means of many persons, thanks may be given by many in our behalf.

2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

Philippians 4:6 Be nothing solicitous: but in every thing, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God.

Colossians 3:15-17 And let the peace of Christ rejoice in your hearts, wherein also you are called in one body: and be ye thankful. . . .

1 Thessalonians 3:9 For what thanks can we return to God for you, in all the joy wherewith we rejoice for you before our God,

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In all things give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all.

Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise always to God, that is to say, the fruit of lips confessing to his name.

Context
Imitators of God
3But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not so much as be named among you, as becometh saints: 4Or obscenity or foolish talking or scurrility, which is to no purpose: but rather giving of thanks. 5For know you this and understand: That no fornicator or unclean or covetous person (which is a serving of idols) hath inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.…
Cross References
Proverbs 26:19
So is the man that hurteth his friend deceitfully: and when he is taken, saith: I did it in jest.

Matthew 12:34
O generation of vipers, how can you speak good things, whereas you are evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Romans 1:28
And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient.

Ephesians 4:29
Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth: but that which is good, to the edification of faith: that it may administer grace to the hearers.

Ephesians 5:20
Giving thanks always for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God and the Father:

Colossians 3:8
But now put you also all away: anger, indignation, malice, blasphemy, filthy speech out of your mouth.

Philemon 1:8
Wherefore, though I have much confidence in Christ Jesus to command thee that which is to the purpose:

Additional Translations
Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk, or crude joking, which are out of character, but rather thanksgiving.

and filthiness, and foolish talking, or crude joking, which are not fitting, but rather thanksgiving.

Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks.

and filthiness and foolish talking, or jesting, which are not convenient; but rather thanksgiving.

nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks.

Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

Avoid shameful and foolish talk and low jesting--they are all alike discreditable--and in place of these give thanks.

nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not appropriate; but rather giving of thanks.

also filthiness, and foolish talking, or jesting, -- the things not fit -- but rather thanksgiving;
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