New American Standard Bible
Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;
King James Bible
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Darby Bible Translation
and do not have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather also reprove them,
World English Bible
Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them.
Young's Literal Translation
and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of the darkness and rather even convict,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And have no fellowship - See the sentiment here expressed fully explained in the notes on 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.
The unfruitful works - The deeds of darkness that produce no "benefit" to the body or the soul. The word "unfruitful" is used here in contrast with the "fruit of the Spirit," Ephesians 5:9.
But rather reprove them - By your life, your conversation, and all your influence. This is the business of Christians. Their lives should be a standing rebuke of a sinful world, and they should be ever ready to express their disapprobation of its wickedness in every form.
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Against Foolish Talking and Jesting.
Sensual and Spiritual Excitement.
My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent.
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But those who keep the law strive with them.
"For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.'
The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
1 Corinthians 5:9
I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people;
2 Corinthians 6:14
Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
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