Parallel Verses

Williams New Testament

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

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.

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.

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 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; 4 there must be no indecency, silly talk or suggestive jesting, for they are unbecoming. There should be thanksgiving instead. 5 For you may be absolutely sure that no one who is sexually impure, immoral or greedy for gain (for that is idolatry) can have a part in the kingdom of Christ and God.


Cross References

Ephesians 4:29

You must stop letting any bad word pass your lips, but only words that are good for building up as the occasion demands, so that they will result in spiritual blessing to the hearers.

Ephesians 4:29

You must stop letting any bad word pass your lips, but only words that are good for building up as the occasion demands, so that they will result in spiritual blessing to the hearers.

Romans 1:28

And so, as they did not approve of fully recognizing God any longer, God gave them up to minds that He did not approve, to practices that were improper;

Romans 1:28-22

And so, as they did not approve of fully recognizing God any longer, God gave them up to minds that He did not approve, to practices that were improper;

Romans 1:28

And so, as they did not approve of fully recognizing God any longer, God gave them up to minds that He did not approve, to practices that were improper;

Romans 1:28

And so, as they did not approve of fully recognizing God any longer, God gave them up to minds that He did not approve, to practices that were improper;

Romans 1:28

And so, as they did not approve of fully recognizing God any longer, God gave them up to minds that He did not approve, to practices that were improper;

Romans 1:28

And so, as they did not approve of fully recognizing God any longer, God gave them up to minds that He did not approve, to practices that were improper;

Matthew 12:34-37

You brood of vipers! How can you, wicked as you are, say anything that is good? For the mouth talks about the things that fill the heart.

Mark 7:22

adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, abusiveness, haughtiness, thoughtlessness.

John 6:23

Other boats from Tiberias had landed near the place where the people ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks.

2 Corinthians 1:11

because you are helping me by your prayers for me, so that thanks to God will be given by many on my behalf for God's gracious gift to me in answer to the prayers of many.

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thank God for His unspeakable gift!

Ephesians 1:16

never cease to thank God for you when I mention you in my prayers,

Ephesians 5:19-20

and always be speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Keep on praying and praising the Lord with all your heart;

Philippians 4:6

Stop being worried about anything, but always, in prayer and entreaty, and with thanksgiving, keep on making your wants known to God.

Colossians 3:8

But now you too must once for all put them all aside -- anger, rage, malice, and abusive, filthy talk from your lips.

Colossians 3:15-17

Let the peace that Christ can give keep on acting as umpire in your hearts, for you were called to this state as members of one body. And practice being thankful.

1 Thessalonians 3:9

For how can I render God enough thanks for you, for all the joy I have on account of you in the presence of our God,

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Make it a habit to give thanks for everything, for this is God's will for you through Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Make it a habit to give thanks for everything, for this is God's will for you through Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 13:15

So then, through Christ, let us always offer God the sacrifice of praise; that is, the speech of lips that glorify the name of God.

James 3:4-8

Look at ships, too; though great and driven by violent winds, they are steered with a tiny rudder wherever the pilot pleases.

2 Peter 2:7

and saved the upright Lot who was constantly distressed by the immoral conduct of lawless men --

2 Peter 2:18

For by uttering arrogant nonsense, through base desires of the lower nature, they entice into immorality men who are just escaping from those who live in error,

Jude 1:10

But these persons abuse everything they do not understand, and they are going to be destroyed by the very things they know by instinct, like the irrational animals.

Jude 1:13

wild waves of the sea foaming up their own shame; wandering stars that are forever doomed to utter darkness.

Jude 1:13

wild waves of the sea foaming up their own shame; wandering stars that are forever doomed to utter darkness.

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