Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

And shamelessness and foolish talking, or jesting, - which things are beneath you, - 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.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Coarse and foolish talking or crude joking are not suitable, but rather giving thanks.

International Standard Version

Obscene, flippant, or vulgar talk is totally inappropriate. Instead, let there be thanksgiving.

A Conservative Version

also indecency, and foolish talking or jesting, things not befitting, but thankfulness instead.

American Standard Version

nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks.

Amplified

Let there be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse [obscene or vulgar] joking, because such things are not appropriate [for believers]; but instead speak of your thankfulness [to God].

An Understandable Version

Nor should obscenity, silly chatter or double-meaning jokes be used, because they are not proper either. But instead, [you should express] thanksgiving.

Anderson New Testament

nor obscene language, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not becoming; but rather the cheerful words of. a thankful heart.

Bible in Basic English

And let there be no low behaviour, or foolish talk, or words said in sport, which are not right, but in place of them the giving of praise.

Common New Testament

And there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather let there be thanksgiving.

Daniel Mace New Testament

nor buffoonry, which they call pleasantry, but is indecent: be you rather exercised in social virtue.

Darby Translation

and filthiness and foolish talking, or jesting, which are not convenient; but rather thanksgiving.

Godbey New Testament

and indecorum, or foolish talking, or indecent jesting, which is not becoming, but rather the giving of thanks:

Goodspeed New Testament

There must be no indecency or foolish or scurrilous talk??ll that is unbecoming. There should be thanksgiving instead.

John Wesley New Testament

Neither obscenity, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not convenient, but rather thanksgiving.

Julia Smith Translation

And obscenity, and silly discourse, or wit, which things concern not; but rather thankfulness.

King James 2000

Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not fitting: but rather giving of thanks.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and obscenity, and foolish talk, or coarse jesting (which [are] not proper), but rather thanksgiving.

Modern King James verseion

neither baseness, foolish talking, jesting, which are not becoming, but rather giving of thanks.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

neither filthiness, neither foolish talking, neither jestings, which are not comely: but rather giving of thanks.

Moffatt New Testament

no, nor indecent, silly, or scurrilous talk ??all that is improper. Rather, voice your thanks to God.

Montgomery New Testament

so too with vulgarity and buffoonery and foolish jesting. Such words become you not, but rather thanksgiving.

NET Bible

Neither should there be vulgar speech, foolish talk, or coarse jesting -- all of which are out of character -- but rather thanksgiving.

New Heart English Bible

nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not appropriate; but rather giving of thanks.

Noyes New Testament

neither obscenity, nor foolish talking, nor indecent jesting, which are not becoming; but rather giving of thanks.

Sawyer New Testament

nor indecorum and foolish talking, or jesting, things not becoming, but rather giving of thanks.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

or obscenity, or foolish talk, or loose witticisms; things which become not [a Christian], but rather thanksgiving.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Nor shameful conduct, nor foolish talk or jesting, for they are wholly out of place among you; but rather thanksgiving.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

Avoid shameful and foolish talk and low jesting--they are all alike discreditable--and in place of these give thanks.

Williams New Testament

there must be no indecency, silly talk or suggestive jesting, for they are unbecoming. There should be thanksgiving instead.

World English Bible

nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not appropriate; but rather giving of thanks.

Worrell New Testament

nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not becoming, but rather thanks-giving.

Worsley New Testament

nor ribaldry, nor buffoonery, nor wanton jesting, which are not meet: but rather giving of thanks.

Youngs Literal Translation

also filthiness, and foolish talking, or jesting, -- the things not fit -- but rather thanksgiving;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

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

αἰσχρότης 
Aischrotes 
Usage: 1

nor


ἤ 
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 0
Usage: 199

μωρολογία 
Morologia 
Usage: 1

εὐτραπελία 
Eutrapelia 
Usage: 1


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

are
ἀνήκω 
Aneko 
be convenient, be fit
Usage: 3

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἀνήκω 
Aneko 
be convenient, be fit
Usage: 3

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

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

References

Prayers for Ephesians 5:4

Context Readings

Imitators Of God

3 But, fornication, and all impurity, or covetousness, let it not be named among you - even as becometh saints; 4 And shamelessness and foolish talking, or jesting, - which things are beneath you, - but, rather, giving of thanks; 5 For, this, ye know, if ye take note - that no fornicator, or impure or greedy person, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and God.


Cross References

Ephesians 4:29

Let, no putrid discourse, out of your mouth, be going forth, but if anything is good - suited to the needful upbuilding, - that it may give benefit unto them that hear;

Psalm 92:1

It is good to give thanks to Yahweh, And to sing praises unto thy Name, O Most High;

Romans 1:28

And, even as they did not approve to be holding, God, in acknowledgment, God gave them up unto a disapproved mind to be doing the things that are not becoming,

Romans 1:28-22

And, even as they did not approve to be holding, God, in acknowledgment, God gave them up unto a disapproved mind to be doing the things that are not becoming,

Proverbs 12:23

A prudent man, concealeth knowledge, but, the heart of dullards, proclaimeth folly.

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise, adorneth knowledge, - but, the month of dullards, belcheth out folly.

Ecclesiastes 10:13

The beginning of the words of his mouth, is folly, - but, the latter end of his speech, is mischievous madness.

Daniel 6:10

But, Daniel, when he knew that the writing, was signed, went to his own house, and, the windows being opened to him, in his chamber, toward Jerusalem, three times a day, was he kneeling upon his knees, and praying and giving thanks before his God, in like manner as he had been doing aforetime.

Matthew 12:34-37

Broods of vipers! How can ye speak, good things, being, evil? For, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.

Mark 7:22

murders, adulteries, covetousnesses, knaveries, deceit, wantonness, an evil eye, profane speaking, foolishness, -

John 6:23

howbeit there came boats out of Tiberias, near the place where they did eat the bread, after the Lord had given thanks: -

2 Corinthians 1:11

Ye also labouring together on our behalf, by your supplication, that, unto many persons, being due the gift of favour, unto us, through means of many, might thanks be given in our behalf.

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God, for his unspeakable bounty!

Ephesians 1:16

Cease not giving thanks in your behalf, making mention in my prayers,

Ephesians 5:19-20

Speaking to yourselves, with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs; singing, and striking the strings, with your heart unto the Lord;

Philippians 4:6

For nothing, be anxious, but, in everything, by your prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let, your petitions, be made known unto God;

Colossians 3:8

But, now, do, ye also, put them all away, - anger, wrath, baseness, defamation, shameful talk out of your mouth:

Colossians 3:15-17

And let, the peace of Christ, act as umpire in your hearts, unto which ye have been called in onebody, and be thankful:

1 Thessalonians 3:9

For what thanksgiving can we render back, unto God, concerning you, on occasion of all the joy wherewith we rejoice, for your sakes, before our God? -

1 Thessalonians 5:18

In everything, give thanks, - for, this, is a thing willed of God, in Christ Jesus, towards you:

1 Thessalonians 5:18

In everything, give thanks, - for, this, is a thing willed of God, in Christ Jesus, towards you:

Hebrews 13:15

Through him, let us be offering up a sacrifice of praise, continually, unto God; that is, a fruit of lips confessing unto his name.

James 3:4-8

Lo! the ships also, large as they are, and, by rough winds, driven along, are turned about by a very small helm, whithersoever the impulse of the steersman inclineth.

2 Peter 2:7

And, righteous Lot, when getting worn out by the behaviour of them who were impious in wantonness, he rescued -

2 Peter 2:18

For, great swelling words of vanity, uttering, they entice with carnal covetings - in wanton ways - them who are, well-nigh, escaping from the men who, in error, have their behaviour;

Jude 1:10

But, these, whatsoever things, indeed, they know not, they defame; but, whatsoever things, naturally, like the irrational creatures, they well understand, by these, are they, bringing themselves to ruin.

Jude 1:13

Wild waves of sea, foaming out their own infamies, wandering stars, for whom the gloom of darkness age-abiding hath been reserved.

Psalm 33:1

Shout for joy, ye righteous, in Yahweh, To the upright, seemly is praise.

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