New Living Translation
Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:11 Reprove them - To avoid them is not enough.
'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
Sleepers at Noonday
What Children of Light Should Be
My child, if sinners entice you, turn your back on them!
To reject the law is to praise the wicked; to obey the law is to fight them.
All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed.
to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God's people, who are set apart by faith in me.'
The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living.
1 Corinthians 5:9
When I wrote to you before, I told you not to associate with people who indulge in sexual sin.
2 Corinthians 6:14
Don't team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?
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