New Living Translation
Carefully determine what pleases the Lord.
King James Bible
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
proving what is agreeable to the Lord;
World English Bible
proving what is well pleasing to the Lord.
Young's Literal Translation
proving what is well-pleasing to the Lord,
Ephesians 5:10 Parallel
CommentaryEphesians 5:10 Parallel Commentaries
'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
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What Children of Light Should Be
Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.
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