New Living Translation
Don't be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the anger of God will fall on all who disobey him.
King James Bible
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Darby Bible Translation
Let no one deceive you with vain words, for on account of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
World English Bible
Let no one deceive you with empty words. For because of these things, the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience.
Young's Literal Translation
Let no one deceive you with vain words, for because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the sons of the disobedience,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:6 Because of these things - As innocent as the heathens esteem them, and as those dealers in vain words would persuade you to think them.
'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
"'Do not listen to your false prophets, fortune-tellers, interpreters of dreams, mediums, and sorcerers who say, "The king of Babylon will not conquer you."
This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies, the God of Israel, says: "Do not let your prophets and fortune-tellers who are with you in the land of Babylon trick you. Do not listen to their dreams,
"This is what the LORD says: Do not fool yourselves into thinking that the Babylonians are gone for good. They aren't!
But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.
You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil--the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God.
Don't let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.
Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming.
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