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Ephesians 5:6

    Ephesians 5:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God on the children of disobedience.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let no man deceive you with empty words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Do not be turned from the right way by foolish words; for because of these things the punishment of God comes on those who do not put themselves under him.

    Webster's Revision

    Let no man deceive you with empty words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience.

    World English Bible

    Let no one deceive you with empty words. For because of these things, the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let no man deceive you with empty words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience.

    Definitions for Ephesians 5:6

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ephesians 5:6

    Let no man deceive you - Suffer no man to persuade you that any of these things are innocent, or that they are unavoidable frailties of human nature; they are all sins and abominations in the sight of God; those who practice them are children of disobedience; and on account of such practices the wrath of God - Divine punishment, must come upon them.

    Barnes' Notes on Ephesians 5:6

    Let no man deceive you - Let no one by artful pleas persuade you that; there will be no danger from practicing these vices, We may suppose that they would be under strong temptations to mingle in the "happy" and festive scenes where these vices were not frowned on, or where they were practiced; or that they might be tempted to commit them by some of the plausible arguments which were then used for their indulgence. Many of their friends may have been in these circles; and they would endeavor to convince them that such were the customs which had been long practiced, and that there could be no harm still in their indulgence. Not a few philosophers endeavored, as is well known, to defend some of these practices, and even practiced them themselves; see the notes on Romans 1. It required, therefore, all the authority of an apostle to convince them, that however plausible were the arguments in defense of them, they certainly exposed those who practiced them to the wrath of God.

    For because of these things cometh the wrath of God - see the notes on Romans 1:18; Romans 2:8-9, note.

    Upon the children of disobedience - see the Matthew 1:1, note; Romans 2:8, note.

    Wesley's Notes on Ephesians 5:6

    5:6 Because of these things - As innocent as the heathens esteem them, and as those dealers in vain words would persuade you to think them.