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 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 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 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 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 and live in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God. 3 But among you there must not be either sexual immorality, impurity of any kind, or greed, as these are not fitting for the saints. 4 Neither should there be vulgar speech, foolish talk, or coarse jesting -- all of which are out of character -- but rather thanksgiving.
So put to death whatever in your nature belongs to the earth: sexual immorality, impurity, shameful passion, evil desire, and greed which is idolatry.
Flee sexual immorality! "Every sin a person commits is outside of the body" -- but the immoral person sins against his own body.
For you can be confident of this one thing: that no person who is immoral, impure, or greedy (such a person is an idolater) has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
"Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both." The body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
For the things they do in secret are shameful even to mention.
But you choose from the people capable men, God-fearing, men of truth, those who hate bribes, and put them over the people as rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
"You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor."
"Pay attention to do everything I have told you, and do not even mention the names of other gods -- do not let them be heard on your lips.
When Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to commit sexual immorality with the daughters of Moab.
There must never be a sacred prostitute among the young women of Israel nor a sacred male prostitute among the young men of Israel.
I saw among the goods we seized a nice robe from Babylon, two hundred silver pieces, and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels. I wanted them, so I took them. They are hidden in the ground right in the middle of my tent with the silver underneath."
But his sons did not follow his ways. Instead, they made money dishonestly, accepted bribes, and perverted justice.
Yes, the wicked man boasts because he gets what he wants; the one who robs others curses and rejects the Lord.
Give me a desire for your rules, rather than for wealth gained unjustly.
The prince who is a great oppressor lacks wisdom, but the one who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
"That is because, from the least important to the most important of them, all of them are greedy for dishonest gain. Prophets and priests alike, all of them practice deceit.
So I will give their wives to other men and their fields to new owners. For from the least important to the most important of them, all of them are greedy for dishonest gain. Prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit.
But you are always thinking and looking for ways to increase your wealth by dishonest means. Your eyes and your heart are set on killing some innocent person and committing fraud and oppression.
They come to you in crowds, and they sit in front of you as my people. They hear your words, but do not obey them. For they talk lustfully, and their heart is set on their own advantage.
They confiscate the fields they desire, and seize the houses they want. They defraud people of their homes, and deprive people of the land they have inherited.
For out of the heart come evil ideas, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
For from within, out of the human heart, come evil ideas, sexual immorality, theft, murder,
Then he said to them, "Watch out and guard yourself from all types of greed, because one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
The Pharisees (who loved money) heard all this and ridiculed him.
but that we should write them a letter telling them to abstain from things defiled by idols and from sexual immorality and from what has been strangled and from blood.
I have desired no one's silver or gold or clothing.
They are filled with every kind of unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, malice. They are rife with envy, murder, strife, deceit, hostility. They are gossips,
and do not present your members to sin as instruments to be used for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who are alive from the dead and your members to God as instruments to be used for righteousness.
so that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints and provide her with whatever help she may need from you, for she has been a great help to many, including me.
It is actually reported that sexual immorality exists among you, the kind of immorality that is not permitted even among the Gentiles, so that someone is cohabiting with his father's wife.
In no way did I mean the immoral people of this world, or the greedy and swindlers and idolaters, since you would then have to go out of the world.
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals,
And let us not be immoral, as some of them were, and twenty-three thousand died in a single day.
I am afraid that when I come again, my God may humiliate me before you, and I will grieve for many of those who previously sinned and have not repented of the impurity, sexual immorality, and licentiousness that they have practiced.
Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, depravity,
Because they are callous, they have given themselves over to indecency for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.
Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ so that -- whether I come and see you or whether I remain absent -- I should hear that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, by contending side by side for the faith of the gospel,
For this is God's will: that you become holy, that you keep away from sexual immorality,
For God did not call us to impurity but in holiness.
but with good deeds, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God.
not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money.
For the love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains.
For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
For the overseer must be blameless as one entrusted with God's work, not arrogant, not prone to anger, not a drunkard, not violent, not greedy for gain.
who must be silenced because they mislead whole families by teaching for dishonest gain what ought not to be taught.
Older women likewise are to exhibit behavior fitting for those who are holy, not slandering, not slaves to excessive drinking, but teaching what is good.
And see to it that no one becomes an immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal.
Marriage must be honored among all and the marriage bed kept undefiled, for God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers.
Give a shepherd's care to God's flock among you, exercising oversight not merely as a duty but willingly under God's direction, not for shameful profit but eagerly.
And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation pronounced long ago is not sitting idly by; their destruction is not asleep.
especially those who indulge their fleshly desires and who despise authority. Brazen and insolent, they are not afraid to insult the glorious ones,
Their eyes, full of adultery, never stop sinning; they entice unstable people. They have trained their hearts for greed, these cursed children!
But I have a few things against you: You have some people there who follow the teaching of Balaam, who instructed Balak to put a stumbling block before the people of Israel so they would eat food sacrificed to idols and commit sexual immorality.
I have given her time to repent, but she is not willing to repent of her sexual immorality.
Furthermore, they did not repent of their murders, of their magic spells, of their sexual immorality, or of their stealing.
But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death."
Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the sexually immoral, and the murderers, and the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood!