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Ephesians 5:9

    Ephesians 5:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    (for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth),

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    (Because the fruit of the light is in all righteousness and in everything which is good and true),

    Webster's Revision

    (for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth),

    World English Bible

    for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    (for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth),

    Clarke's Commentary on Ephesians 5:9

    For the fruit of the Spirit - Instead of Spirit, Πνευματος, ABD*EFG, the Syriac, Coptic, Sahidic, Ethiopic, Armenian, Vulgate, and Itala, together with several of the fathers, read φωτος, light, which is supposed by most critics to be the true reading, because there is no mention made of the Spirit in any part of the context. As light, Ephesians 5:8, not only means the Divine influence upon the soul, but also the Gospel, with great propriety it may be said: The fruit of the light, i.e. of the Gospel, is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth. Goodness, αγαθωσυνῃ, in the principle and disposition; righteousness, δικαιοσυνη, the exercise of that goodness in the whole conduct of life; truth, αληθεια, the director of that principle, and its exercise, to the glorification of God and the good of mankind.

    Barnes' Notes on Ephesians 5:9

    For the fruit of the Spirit - That is, since the Holy Spirit through the gospel produces goodness, righteousness, and truth, see that you exhibit these in your lives, and thus show that you are the children of light. On the fruits of the Spirit, see the notes on Galatians 5:22-23.

    Is in all goodness - Is seen in producing all kinds of goodness. He who is not good is not a Christian.

    Wesley's Notes on Ephesians 5:9

    5:9 The fruit of the light - Opposite to the unfruitful works of darkness, Eph 4:11. Is in - That is, consists in. Goodness and righteousness and truth - Opposite to the sins spoken of, Eph 4:25, and c.