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Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
King James Bible
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Darby Bible Translation
For this reason be not foolish, but understanding what [is] the will of the Lord.
World English Bible
Therefore don't be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Young's Literal Translation
because of this become not fools, but -- understanding what is the will of the Lord,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wherefore be ye not unwise - Μη γινεσθε αφρονες· Do not become madmen. Here is a most evident allusion to the orgies of Bacchus, in which his votaries acted like madmen; running about, tossing their heads from shoulder to shoulder, appearing to be in every sense completely frantic. See the whole of the passage in Livy, to which I have referred on Ephesians 5:12.
But understanding what the will of the Lord is - It is the will of God that ye should be sober, chaste, holy, and pure. Get a thorough understanding of this; acquaint yourselves with God's will, that ye may know how to glorify him.
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LibraryJanuary 1. "Redeeming the Time" (Eph. v. 16).
"Redeeming the time" (Eph. v. 16). Two little words are found in the Greek version here. They are translated "ton kairon" in the revised version, "Buying up for yourselves the opportunity." The two words ton kairon mean, literally, the opportunity. They do not refer to time in general, but to a special point of time, a juncture, a crisis, a moment full of possibilities and quickly passing by, which we must seize and make the best of before it has passed away. It is intimated that there are not …
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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,
1 Thessalonians 4:3
It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;
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