Ephesians 5:4

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers


King James Version

Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
New King James Version

neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
New American Standard Bible

and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
New International Version

Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
The Amplified Bible

Let there be no filthiness (obscenity, indecency) nor foolish and sinful (silly and corrupt) talk, nor coarse jesting, which are not fritting or becoming; but instead voice your thankfulness [to God].
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

and obscenity and foolish talking or ribaldry, which things have not been seemly or fitting, but rather giving of thanks,
Phillips’ Modern English

The key-note of your conversation should not be coarseness or silliness or flippancy – which are quite out of place, but a sense of all that we owe to God.
Williams’ Language of the People

there must be no indecency, silly talk or suggestive jesting, for they are unbecoming. There should be thanksgiving instead.
 
Eph. 5:3 π Eph. 5:5
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  2. The Mighty Antithesis: Sin and Grace - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) A.W. Tozer encountered hyper-grace in the 1950s and demonstrated that any discussion of sin and grace is going to cover ground at least touched upon by the conflict between Pelagius and Augustine in the 5th century.

  3. Our Heavenly Calling in Christ - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Our heavenly calling in Christ requires a balance of deeper and more accurate knowledge of exactly what God has done for and given to us accompanied by our diligent obedience and spiritually mature attentiveness to the responsibilities He has placed upon us.

  4. 5. Sin - the Work of the Flesh; The Sons of the Devil - Neil Girrard The works of the flesh are evident – and abounding – and they keep us out of God’s kingdom!

  5. Tolerance or Unity; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard The ruler of displacing Christ works extremely hard to get us to relate to one another by any means other than the Spirit of Christ.
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