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Ephesians 5:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— proving what is well-pleasing unto the Lord;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Proving what is acceptable to the Lord.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— proving what is agreeable to the Lord;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Putting to the test what is well-pleasing unto the Lord;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— proving what is well-pleasing to the Lord,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Proving what is well pleasing to God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Proouing what is acceptable vnto the Lord:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And be discerning of that which is good before our Lord.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And search out what is pleasing before our Lord:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Proving 1381
{1381} Prime
From G1384; to test (literally or figuratively); by implication to approve.
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
what 5101
{5101} Prime
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
is 2076
{2076} Prime
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
acceptable 2101
{2101} Prime
From G2095 and G0701; fully agreeable.
unto the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Lord. 2962
{2962} Prime
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 5:10

_ _ Proving — construed with “walk” (Ephesians 5:8; Romans 12:1, Romans 12:2). As we prove a coin by the eye and the ear, and by using it, so by accurate and continued study, and above all by practice and experimental trial, we may prove or test “what is acceptable unto the Lord.” This is the office of “light,” of which believers are “children,” to manifest what each thing is, whether sightly or unsightly.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 5:3-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

1 Samuel 17:39 And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved [it]. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved [them]. And David put them off him.
Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. ... And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Philippians 1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.


Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Proverbs 21:3 To do justice and judgment [is] more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Isaiah 58:5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? [is it] to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes [under him]? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
Jeremiah 6:20 To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings [are] not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.
Romans 14:18 For he that in these things serveth Christ [is] acceptable to God, and approved of men.
Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things [which were sent] from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
1 Timothy 2:3 For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
1 Timothy 5:4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:20 For what glory [is it], if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer [for it], ye take it patiently, this [is] acceptable with God.
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