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Ephesians 5:12

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— for the things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— for the things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for the things that are done by them in secret it is shameful even to say.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, of the secret things which are brought to pass by them, it is, shameful, even to speak!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for the things in secret done by them it is a shame even to speak of,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For the things that are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— For it is shame euen to speake of the things which are done of them in secret.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For it is a shame euen to speake of those things which are done of them in secret.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— For it is a shame even to speak of the things that are done by them in secret.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For that which in secrecy they do it is execrable even to mention.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For the things they do in secret, it is nauseous even to mention.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
it 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
a shame 149
{0149} Prime
Neuter of G0150; a shameful thing, that is, indecorum.
even 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
to speak 3004
{3004} Prime
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
of those things y2931
[2931] Standard
Adverb from G2928; privately.
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
which are done 1096
{1096} Prime
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
<5740> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 544
of 5259
{5259} Prime
A primary preposition; under, that is, (with the genitive) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative) of place (whither [underneath] or where [below]) or time (when [at]).
them 846
{0846} Prime
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
in secret. 2931
{2931} Prime
Adverb from G2928; privately.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 5:12

_ _ The Greek order is, “For the things done in secret by them, it is a shame even to speak of.” The “for” gives his reason for “not naming” (compare Ephesians 5:3) in detail the works of darkness, whereas he describes definitely (Ephesians 5:9) “the fruit of the light” [Bengel]. “Speak of,” I think, is used here as “speaking of without reproving,” in contrast to “even reprove them.” Thus the “for” expresses this, Reprove them, for to speak of them without reproving them, is a shame (Ephesians 5:3). Thus “works of darkness” answers to “things done in secret.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 5:3-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 5:12

In secret — As flying the light.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Romans 1:24-27 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: ... And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of [our] life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:


2 Samuel 12:12 For thou didst [it] secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.
Proverbs 9:17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread [eaten] in secret is pleasant.
Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether [it be] good, or whether [it be] evil.
Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
Luke 12:1-2 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. ... For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
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2S 12:12. Pv 9:17. Ec 12:14. Jr 23:24. Lk 12:1. Ro 1:24; 2:16. Ep 5:3. 1P 4:3. Rv 20:12.

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