But you should not even talk about sexual immorality, or any type of [moral] impurity, or greed. [Note: Possibly "greed" here means "desire for more" of such things]. Such talk is not suitable for saints [i.e., God's holy people].
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
But sexual immorality
Do not let sexual sin, impurity of any kind, or greed even be mentioned among you, as is proper for saints.
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or greed, shall not even be named among you as befits the sanctified,
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints;
But sexual immorality and all [moral] impurity [indecent, offensive behavior] or greed must not even be hinted at among you, as is proper among saints [for as believers our way of life, whether in public or in private, reflects the validity of our faith].
But lewdness, and all manner of uncleanness, or covetousness, let them not be named among you, as it becomes saints;
But evil acts of the flesh and all unclean things, or desire for others' property, let it not even be named among you, as is right for saints;
But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.
But fornication, and all impurity, or inordinate desire, let it not be approved by you, as being unworthy of christians: neither ribaldry,
But fornication and all uncleanness or unbridled lust, let it not be even named among you, as it becomes saints;
But all fornication, and uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be named among you, as it becomes saints;
But immorality or any form of vice or greed must not be so much as mentioned among you; that would not be becoming in God's people.
But let not fornication, or any uncleanness, or covetousness be even named among you, as becometh saints:
And fornication, and all uncleanness, or overreaching, let it not be named with you, as becomes the holy;
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becomes saints;
But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or greediness, must not even be named among you (as is fitting for saints),
For let fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness not be once named among you, as becomes saints,
So that fornication, and all uncleanness or covetousness, be not once named among you, as it becometh saints:
Never let any sexual vice or impurity or lust be so much as mentioned by you ??that is the proper course for saints to take;
As for sexual vice and every kind of impurity or lust, it is unbecoming for you as Christians even to mention them;
But among you there must not be either sexual immorality, impurity of any kind, or greed, as these are not fitting for the saints.
But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be mentioned among you, as becomes saints;
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints,
Let not fornication and any impurity or covetousness be named among you, as becomes saints,
But, fornication, and all impurity, or covetousness, let it not be named among you - even as becometh saints;
But fornication and all impurity, or insatiable desire, let it not be mentioned among you, as becometh saints;
As for unchastity and every kind of impurity, or greed, do not let them even be mentioned among you, as befits Christ's People,
But lewdness and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
But fornication and every kind of impurity, or covetousness, let them not even be mentioned among you, for they ought not to be named among God's people.
But sexual vice and any form of immorality or sensual greed must not so much as be mentioned among you, as that is the only course becoming in God's people;
But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be mentioned among you, as becomes saints;
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becomes saints;
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or inordinate desire, let it not be even named among you; for so it becometh saints:
and whoredom, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints;
Word Count of 37 Translations in Ephesians 5:3
2 Live in a loving way, just like Christ loved us and gave Himself up [to die] for us as an offering and fragrant smelling sacrifice to God. 3 But you should not even talk about sexual immorality, or any type of [moral] impurity, or greed. [Note: Possibly "greed" here means "desire for more" of such things]. Such talk is not suitable for saints [i.e., God's holy people]. 4 Nor should obscenity, silly chatter or double-meaning jokes be used, because they are not proper either. But instead, [you should express] thanksgiving.
So, put to death [i.e., stop practicing the desires of] your physical bodies [such as] sexual immorality, [moral] impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is [in reality] idolatry.
Stay away from [any involvement in] sexual immorality. Every sin a person commits is outside [the realm] of his body; but the one who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. [Note: Possibly this means that sex, because it requires the deepest and most complete commitment of human involvement, becomes a unique sin when its true purpose and expression are violated].
For you [should] know this for certain: No sexually immoral or [morally] impure person, or greedy person, who is [the same as] an idol worshiper, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
"Food is for the stomach, and the stomach is for food;" but God will destroy both of them. Yet the body is not intended for sexual immorality, but is intended for the Lord's [honor and service]; and the Lord is for the body's [benefit].
For it is shameful even to talk about the things they do in private.
For evil thoughts, murder, extramarital affairs, sexual immorality, stealing, perjury, slander --- [all these] come from a person's heart,
For from within, out of people's hearts, proceed evil thoughts, sexual immorality, stealing, murder, extramarital affairs,
And [then] He said to them, "Be careful and guard yourselves against [practicing] all forms of greed, for a person's life does not consist of having a lot of possessions."
Then the Pharisees, who loved money, heard these things and sneered at Jesus.
but to write [urging] them to avoid [eating] what is contaminated by [its association with] idol worship, from sexual immorality, from [eating] strangled animals and from [drinking] blood.
[You know that] I had no greedy desire for anyone's silver, gold or clothing.
They are full of all kinds of wickedness, evil, greed, and maliciousness. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,
And do not offer the parts of your bodies [i.e., hands, eyes, etc. See Matt. 5:29-30] as tools for [accomplishing] evil purposes; but [instead] offer yourselves to God, as [people who are] alive from the dead [i.e., no longer under the power of sin] and the parts of your bodies as tools for [accomplishing] righteous purposes for God.
Welcome her [as someone to fellowship] in the Lord, in a way that God's people should. And you people should help her in whatever way she needs you, for she herself has helped many people, including me.
It has actually been reported [to me] that there is a case of sexual immorality among you that is unheard of, even among the [unconverted] Gentiles. One of you is having sex with his stepmother.
I did not mean the sexually immoral people of this world, or with greedy people and swindlers, or with idolaters. For [to do this] you would have to go out of the world. [Note: If taken literally, this implies that there are no sinful people outside our planet].
Or, do you not know that evil people will not possess God's kingdom? Do not be misled: neither will sexually immoral people, nor idolaters, nor those who are sexually unfaithful to their mates, nor homosexual perverts. [Note: The Greek uses two words here, denoting both the passive and active partners in male homosexual acts].
Neither should we commit sexual immorality as some of them did, [with] 23,000 people falling dead in one day. [Note: Num. 25:9 mentions 24,000 people slain, but that number could have included the additional people slain by the judges. See Num. 25:5].
I am afraid that, when I come, my God will humiliate me in front of you, and I will be grieved over many [of those] who have sinned in the past without repenting of the [moral] impurity, sexual immorality and unrestrained indecency they have practiced.
Now those things done by the sinful, physical nature [of a person] are evident; they are these: sexual immorality, moral impurity, indecent conduct,
They have stopped caring [i.e., about morality], so God has abandoned them to lives of unrestrained indecency and to engage in all kinds of [moral] impurity, with a constant desire for more.
So, [whatever happens], live your daily lives in such a way as to be worthy of the Gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or remain absent from you, I will hear about you, that you are standing firm in one spirit [i.e., united in purpose, and] contending with one mind for the faith of the Gospel [i.e., for the body of Christian teaching].
For it is God's will that you should be dedicated to Him, [that is], you should avoid sexual immorality.
For God did not call us to be morally impure, but to be dedicated to Him.
but with good deeds, which are [more] appropriate for women who claim to be godly.
[He must] not be a drunkard or a fighter, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not wanting to get money by questionable [or, dishonest] means.
For, loving money is a source of all kinds of evil, [and] some people who crave it have been led astray from the faith, and have stabbed themselves [in the heart] with many sorrows.
For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive talkers, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
As God's manager [of the church], an overseer must be free from just blame, not a drunkard, not a fighter [and] not in love with money.
They must be silenced [because] they are upsetting entire families by teaching things they should not be for the shameful purpose of making money.
Older women, likewise, should be reverent in their behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine, teachers of what is good.
and that no one becomes immoral or ungodly, like Esau, who sold his right to the firstborn son's inheritance for a single meal.
Marriage should be considered honorable among all people and its sexual responsibilities should be faithfully kept. For God will judge [and condemn] those people who are sexually immoral and who are sexually unfaithful to their mates.
You should serve as shepherds of God's flock [i.e., the church], among whom you minister, providing careful oversight [of the people], not because you feel forced to, but because you want to, as this is in accordance with the way God wants it to be. Do not [serve as elders] simply out of a desire for the income you receive, but because your heart is in it.
And through greedy desires and deceptive words they will exploit you [for evil purposes]. But the judgment that they have had coming for a long time, will not delay, but will eventually awaken [i.e., arrive] to bring destruction upon them.
[This fate will come upon] those people especially who corrupt themselves with physical desires and despise being ruled by others. They are daring, self-willed, and are not afraid to speak against glorious beings [i.e., angels],
Their eyes are filled with sexual lust, and they are never satisfied when it comes to sinning. They entice unstable people and have hearts trained to be greedy [i.e., they continually desire the possessions of others]. [In this condition] they are under God's curse.
"But I have a few things against you because you have people there [in the church] who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to place a stumblingblock in front of the Israelites, [causing them] to eat food sacrificed to idols and to be sexually immoral [See Num. 23-24].
And I gave her time to repent, but she refused to repent of her sexual immorality.
And they refused to repent of their murders, their sorceries, their sexual immorality and their thievery.
But the place for cowards, and unbelievers, and disgusting people [i.e., because of their terrible sins], and murderers, and sexually immoral people, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, will be the lake that burns with fire and sulphur. This is the second death."
On the outside [of the city] are the dogs [Note: This probably refers to people who practiced sexual perversions. See Deut. 23:17] and the sorcerers, and the sexually immoral people, and the murderers, and the idolaters and every person who loves and practices falsehood.