Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

And shamelessness and foolish talking, or jesting, - which things are beneath you, - 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 sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or greediness, must not even be named among you (as is fitting for saints), 4 and obscenity, and foolish talk, or coarse jesting (which [are] not proper), but rather thanksgiving. 5 For this you know {for certain}, that every sexually immoral [person], or unclean [person], or greedy [person] (who is an idolater), does not have an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.


Cross References

Ephesians 4:29

{No rotten word must proceed} from your mouth, but only something good for the building up of the need, in order that it may give grace to those who hear,

Psalm 92:1

[It is] good to give thanks to Yahweh, and to sing praise concerning your name, O Most High;

Romans 1:28

And just as they did not see fit {to recognize God}, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do the things [that are] not proper,

Psalm 107:21-22

Let them give thanks to Yahweh for his loyal love, and his wonderful deeds for [the] children of humankind,

Proverbs 12:23

A clever person conceals knowledge, but the heart of a fool announces folly.

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise will dispense knowledge, but the mouth of fools will pour out folly.

Ecclesiastes 10:13

He begins by saying what is foolish and ends by uttering what is wicked delusion.

Daniel 6:10

Now {when} Daniel realized that the document was signed, he went to his house ({now he had windows in his upper room that were open} toward Jerusalem), and three times {daily} he knelt on his knees and prayed and [gave] praise before his God, {just as} he had been doing {previously}.

Matthew 12:34-37

Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say good things [when you] are evil? For from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Mark 7:22

adulteries, [acts of] greed, malicious [deeds], deceit, licentiousness, {envy}, abusive speech, pride, foolishness.

John 6:23

Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread [after] the Lord had given thanks.

2 Corinthians 1:11

[while] you also join in helping {on our behalf} by prayer, so that thanks may be given {on our behalf} by many persons for this gracious gift [given] to us through [the help] of many.

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks [be] to God for his indescribable gift!

Ephesians 1:16

do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention in my prayers,

Ephesians 5:19-20

speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and singing praise in your heart to the Lord,

Philippians 4:6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Colossians 3:8

But now you also lay aside all [these] things: anger, rage, wickedness, slander, abusive language from your mouth.

Colossians 3:15-17

And the peace of Christ must rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body, and be thankful.

1 Thessalonians 3:9

For what thanks can we repay to God concerning you, because of all the joy [with] which we rejoice because of you before our God,

1 Thessalonians 5:18

give thanks in everything; for this [is] the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

give thanks in everything; for this [is] the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 13:15

Therefore through him let us offer up a sacrifice of praise {continually} to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name.

James 3:4-8

Behold also ships: [although they] are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot wishes.

2 Peter 2:7

and rescued righteous Lot, worn down by the way of life of lawless persons in licentiousness

2 Peter 2:18

{For by speaking high-sounding but empty words}, they entice with desires of the flesh [and] with licentiousness those who are scarcely escaping from those who live in error,

Jude 1:10

But these persons blaspheme all that they do not understand, and all that they understand by instinct like the irrational animals, by these [things] they are being destroyed.

Jude 1:13

wild waves of the sea foaming up their own shameful deeds, wandering stars, for whom the deep gloom of darkness has been reserved for eternity.

Psalm 33:1

Exult in Yahweh, O [you] righteous, [for] praise [is] fitting for the upright.

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