Ephesians 5:1-6 DBY

1 Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children,
2 and walk in love, even as the Christ loved us, and delivered himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.
3 But fornication and all uncleanness or unbridled lust, let it not be even named among you, as it becomes saints;
4 and filthiness and foolish a talking, or jesting, b which are not convenient; c but rather thanksgiving.

References for Ephesians 5:4

    • Œ 5:4 - Perhaps 'indecent.'
    •  5:4 - Used for 'buffoonery.'
    • Ž 5:4 - 'Convenient' has the French sense of convenir (see Col. 3.18, Philem. 8, 'fitting'), but no other word exactly suits. Perhaps 'becoming' or 'suitable.'
      5 For this ye are [well] informed of, knowing d that no fornicator, or unclean person, or person of unbridled lust, e who is an idolater, has inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and God.

      References for Ephesians 5:5

        • ‹ 5:5 - As 'greedy unsatisfied lust,' ch. 4.19. It means the lust of having, but is not confined to gain: see Mark. 7.22.
        •  5:5 - 'Informed of' is conscious knowledge; 'knowing' is objective knowledge.
          6 Let no one deceive you with vain words, for on account of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. f

          References for Ephesians 5:6

            •  5:6 - Apeitheia: see ch. 2.2 and Note q, Rom. 10.21.