EPHESIANS 5:11

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

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Ephesians 5:11 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
have συγκοινωνεῖτε To share in company with, i.e., co-participate in have
no μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether no
fellowship συγκοινωνεῖτε To share in company with, i.e., co-participate in fellowship
with ἀκάρποις Barren (literally or figuratively) with
the τοῖς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
unfruitful ἀκάρποις Barren (literally or figuratively) unfruitful
works ἔργοις Toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication, an act works
of σκότους Shadiness, i.e., obscurity (literally or figuratively) of
darkness, σκότους Shadiness, i.e., obscurity (literally or figuratively) darkness
but δὲ But, and, etc but
rather μᾶλλον (adverbially) more (in a greater degree)) or rather rather
reprove ἐλέγχετε To confute, admonish reprove
them. (No Greek definition. English implied.)

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

  • 10  Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

  • 11  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

  • 12  For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

  • 13  But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.




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