Parallel Verses

Amplified

Take no part in and have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds and enterprises of darkness, but instead [let your lives be so in contrast as to] expose and reprove and convict them.

New American Standard Bible

Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;

King James Version

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Holman Bible

Don’t participate in the fruitless works of darkness, but instead expose them.

International Standard Version

and have nothing to do with the unfruitful actions that darkness produces. Instead, expose them for what they are.

A Conservative Version

And do not associate with the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead even rebuke them.

American Standard Version

and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them;

An Understandable Version

Do not have fellowship with [people who practice] worthless deeds of darkness [i.e., sinful living], but expose them instead.

Anderson New Testament

and do not participate in the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them;

Bible in Basic English

And have no company with the works of the dark, which give no fruit, but make their true quality clear;

Common New Testament

Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead expose them.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and be not accomplices in the fruitless practices of vice; on the contrary, condemn them.

Darby Translation

and do not have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather also reprove them,

Godbey New Testament

and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather indeed convict them.

Goodspeed New Testament

Have nothing to do with the profitless doings of the darkness; expose them instead.

John Wesley New Testament

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Julia Smith Translation

And participate not with the unfruitful works of darkness, and rather also confute.

King James 2000

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather even expose [them].

Modern King James verseion

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness: but rather rebuke them.

Moffatt New Testament

Have nothing to do with the fruitless enterprises of the darkness; rather expose them.

Montgomery New Testament

and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of the darkness, but rather expose them.

NET Bible

Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

New Heart English Bible

Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them.

Noyes New Testament

and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them.

Sawyer New Testament

and be not partakers of the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

The Emphasized Bible

And be not joining in fellowship in the unfruitful works of darkness, but, rather, be even administering reproof;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And have no society with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather rebuke them.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Take no part in deeds of Darkness, from which no good can come; on the contrary, expose them.

Webster

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Weymouth New Testament

Have nothing to do with the barren unprofitable deeds of darkness, but, instead of that, set your faces against them;

Williams New Testament

Stop having anything to do with the profitless doings of darkness; instead you must continue to expose them.

World English Bible

Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them.

Worrell New Testament

and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them;

Worsley New Testament

And have no communion with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Youngs Literal Translation

and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of the darkness and rather even convict,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

συγκοινωνέω 
Sugkoinoneo 
have fellowship with, communicate with, be partaker of
Usage: 3

no
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

συγκοινωνέω 
Sugkoinoneo 
have fellowship with, communicate with, be partaker of
Usage: 3

with the unfruitful
ἄκαρπος 
Akarpos 
Usage: 5

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

σκότος 
Skotos 
Usage: 23

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more, rather, the more, better ,
Usage: 66

ἐλέγχω 
Elegcho 
Usage: 12

References

Context Readings

Light Versus Darkness

10 And try to learn [in your experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [let your lives be constant proofs of what is most acceptable to Him]. 11 Take no part in and have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds and enterprises of darkness, but instead [let your lives be so in contrast as to] expose and reprove and convict them. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of or mention the things that [such people] practice in secret.



Cross References

Romans 13:12

The night is far gone and the day is almost here. Let us then drop (fling away) the works and deeds of darkness and put on the [full] armor of light.

1 Timothy 5:20

As for those who are guilty and persist in sin, rebuke and admonish them in the presence of all, so that the rest may be warned and stand in wholesome awe and fear.

Leviticus 19:17

You shall not hate your brother in your heart; but you shall surely rebuke your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.

Romans 6:21

But then what benefit (return) did you get from the things of which you are now ashamed? [None] for the end of those things is death.

2 Thessalonians 3:6

Now we charge you, brethren, in the name and on the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) that you withdraw and keep away from every brother (fellow believer) who is slack in the performance of duty and is disorderly, living as a shirker and not walking in accord with the traditions and instructions that you have received from us.

Genesis 20:16

And to Sarah he said, Behold, I have given this brother of yours a thousand pieces of silver; see, it is to compensate you [for all that has occurred] and to vindicate your honor before all who are with you; before all men you are cleared and compensated.

Genesis 49:5-7

Simeon and Levi are brothers [equally headstrong, deceitful, vindictive, and cruel]; their swords are weapons of violence.

Job 24:13-17

These wrongdoers are of those who rebel against the light; they know not its ways nor stay in its paths.

Psalm 1:1-2

Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.

Psalm 26:4-5

I do not sit with false persons, nor fellowship with pretenders;

Psalm 94:20-21

Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with You -- "they who frame and hide their unrighteous doings under [the sacred name of] law?

Psalm 141:5

Let the righteous man smite and correct me -- "it is a kindness. Oil so choice let not my head refuse or discourage; for even in their evils or calamities shall my prayer continue.

Proverbs 1:31

Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way and be satiated with their own devices.

Proverbs 4:14-15

Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

Proverbs 9:6-8

Leave off, simple ones [forsake the foolish and simpleminded] and live! And walk in the way of insight and understanding.

Proverbs 13:18

Poverty and shame come to him who refuses instruction and correction, but he who heeds reproof is honored.

Proverbs 15:12

A scorner has no love for one who rebukes him; neither will he go to the wise [for counsel].

Proverbs 19:25

Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will increase in knowledge.

Proverbs 25:12

Like an earring or nose ring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise reprover to an ear that listens and obeys.

Proverbs 29:1

He who, being often reproved, hardens his neck shall suddenly be destroyed -- "and that without remedy.

Isaiah 3:10-11

Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.

Isaiah 29:21

Those who make a man an offender and bring condemnation upon him with a word, and lay a trap for him who upholds justice at the city gate, and thrust aside the innocent and truly righteous with an empty plea.

Jeremiah 15:17

I sat not in the assembly of those who make merry, nor did I rejoice; I sat alone because Your [powerful] hand was upon me, for You had filled me with indignation.

Matthew 18:15

If your brother wrongs you, go and show him his fault, between you and him privately. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.

Luke 3:19

But Herod the tetrarch, who had been [repeatedly] told about his fault and reproved with rebuke producing conviction by [John] for [having] Herodias, his brother's wife, and for all the wicked things that Herod had done,

John 3:19-21

The [basis of the] judgment (indictment, the test by which men are judged, the ground for the sentence) lies in this: the Light has come into the world, and people have loved the darkness rather than and more than the Light, for their works (deeds) were evil.

Romans 1:22-32

Claiming to be wise, they became fools [professing to be smart, they made simpletons of themselves].

Romans 16:17

I appeal to you, brethren, to be on your guard concerning those who create dissensions and difficulties and cause divisions, in opposition to the doctrine (the teaching) which you have been taught. [I warn you to turn aside from them, to] avoid them.

1 Corinthians 5:9-11

I wrote you in my [previous] letter not to associate [closely and habitually] with unchaste (impure) people -- "

1 Corinthians 10:20-21

No, I am suggesting that what the pagans sacrifice they offer [in effect] to demons (to evil spiritual powers) and not to God [at all]. I do not want you to fellowship and be partners with diabolical spirits [by eating at their feasts].

2 Corinthians 6:14-18

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers [do not make mismated alliances with them or come under a different yoke with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness?

Galatians 6:8

For he who sows to his own flesh (lower nature, sensuality) will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

Ephesians 4:22

Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion;

1 Thessalonians 5:7

For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who are drunk, get drunk at night.

2 Thessalonians 3:14

But if anyone [in the church] refuses to obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he may be ashamed.

1 Timothy 6:5

And protracted wrangling and wearing discussion and perpetual friction among men who are corrupted in mind and bereft of the truth, who imagine that godliness or righteousness is a source of profit [a moneymaking business, a means of livelihood]. From such withdraw.

2 Timothy 3:5

For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them].

2 Timothy 4:2

Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching.

Titus 2:15

Tell [them all] these things. Urge (advise, encourage, warn) and rebuke with full authority. Let no one despise or disregard or think little of you [conduct yourself and your teaching so as to command respect].

2 John 1:10-11

If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine [is disloyal to what Jesus Christ taught], do not receive him [do not accept him, do not welcome or admit him] into [your] house or bid him Godspeed or give him any encouragement.

Revelation 18:4

I then heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out from her, my people, so that you may not share in her sins, neither participate in her plagues.

Ephesians 5:7

So do not associate or be sharers with them.

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