Ephesians 5:3
New International Version
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people.

New Living Translation
Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God's people.

English Standard Version
But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.

Berean Study Bible
But among you, as is proper among the saints, there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed.

Berean Literal Bible
But let sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness not even be named among you, as also is proper to saints,

New American Standard Bible
But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;

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

Christian Standard Bible
But sexual immorality and any impurity or greed should not even be heard of among you, as is proper for saints.

Contemporary English Version
You are God's people, so don't let it be said that any of you are immoral or indecent or greedy.

Good News Translation
Since you are God's people, it is not right that any matters of sexual immorality or indecency or greed should even be mentioned among you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But sexual immorality and any impurity or greed should not even be heard of among you, as is proper for saints.

International Standard Version
Do not let sexual sin, impurity of any kind, or greed even be mentioned among you, as is proper for saints.

NET Bible
But among you there must not be either sexual immorality, impurity of any kind, or greed, as these are not fitting for the saints.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But fornication, all impurity and greed are not even to be named at all among you, as is appropriate for Holy Ones,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't let sexual sin, perversion of any kind, or greed even be mentioned among you. This is not appropriate behavior for God's holy people.

New American Standard 1977
But do not let immorality or any impurity or greed even be named among you, as is proper among saints;

Jubilee Bible 2000
But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not be once named among you as becomes saints,

King James 2000 Bible
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becomes saints;

American King James Version
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becomes saints;

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not so much as be named among you, as becometh saints:

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

English Revised Version
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints;

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

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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

Young's Literal Translation
and whoredom, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints;
Study Bible
Imitators of God
2and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant sacrificial offering to God. 3But among you, as is proper among the saints, there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed. 4Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk, or crude joking, which are out of character, but rather thanksgiving.…
Cross References
Exodus 20:17
You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, or his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

1 Corinthians 6:18
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a man can commit is outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.

Colossians 3:5
Put to death, therefore, the components of your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry.

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, for God has said: "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you."

Treasury of Scripture

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

fornication.

Ephesians 5:5
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Ephesians 4:19,20
Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness…

Numbers 25:1
And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.

covetousness.

Ephesians 5:5
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Exodus 18:21
Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

Exodus 20:17
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

named.

Ephesians 5:12
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

Exodus 23:13
And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

1 Corinthians 5:1
It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.

as.

Romans 16:2
That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.

Philippians 1:27
Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

1 Timothy 2:10
But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

among
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

you,
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

is proper
πρέπει (prepei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4241: It becomes, is fitting to, is right. Apparently a primary verb; to tower up, i.e. to be suitable or proper.

among the saints,
ἁγίοις (hagiois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

there must not be even a hint
ὀνομαζέσθω (onomazesthō)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3687: From onoma; to name, i.e. Assign an appellation; by extension, to utter, mention, profess.

of sexual immorality,
Πορνεία (Porneia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4202: Fornication, whoredom; met: idolatry. From porneuo; harlotry; figuratively, idolatry.

[or]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

of any kind
πᾶσα (pasa)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

of impurity,
ἀκαθαρσία (akatharsia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 167: Uncleanness, impurity. From akathartos; impurity, physically or morally.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

of greed.
πλεονεξία (pleonexia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4124: Covetousness, avarice, aggression, desire for advantage. From pleonektes; avarice, i.e. fraudulency, extortion.
(3b) Ephesians 5:3-14 warn, with even greater fulness and emphasis, against the sins of impurity and lust, as incompatible with membership of the kingdom of heaven, as works of darkness, impossible to those who are children of light.

(3) But fornication, and all uncleanness, or Christian light covetousness.--"Fornication" is closely joined (as in 2Corinthians 12:21; Galatians 5:19; Colossians 3:5) with "uncleanness," of which general sin it is a flagrant species. It is distinguished (as also in Colossians 3:5) from "covetousness," or greediness. "Uncleanness" is a sin against our own body and soul (see 1Corinthians 6:18); "covetousness" (literally, the insatiable desire for more) is a sin against our neighbour. At the same time, the constant connection of the two words suggests the truth which is conveyed by the union of the two kinds of "coveting" in the Tenth Commandment, viz., that the temper of selfish and unbridled concupiscence has a two-fold direction--to the covetousness of lust, and to the covetousness of avarice--the one perhaps especially a vice of youth, and the other of old age.

Verses 3-21. - THE WALK SUITABLE TO THE CHILDREN OF LIGHT. Verse 3. - But. Another of the remarkable contrasts of this Epistle; the fumes of lust are doubly odious in contact with the sweet savor of Christ's offering. Fornication and all impurity, or covetousness. The combination of covetousness with sins of the flesh, occurring several times in the apostle's writings (1 Corinthians 5:11; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5), is rather unexpected. Πλεονεξία, covetousness, means the desire of having more, which is peculiarly true of sensual sins; but it is not coupled with them by a καὶ, but disjoined by an η}, indicating something of another class. In the mind of the apostle, sensuality was inseparable from greed, unnatural craving for more, dissatisfaction with what was enough; hence the neighborhood of the two vices. Let it not be even named among you, as becometh saints. The practice of such sins was out of the question; but even speaking of them, as matters of ordinary conversation, was unsuitable for saints; the very conversation of Christians must be pure. The exhortation bears on Christians in their social relations; had the apostle been treating of the duty of the individual, he would have urged that such sins should never be admitted even to the thoughts or the imagination. 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.
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