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Ephesians 5:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For this reason be not foolish, but understanding what [is] the will of the Lord.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For this cause, do not become foolish, but have discernment as to what is the will of the Lord;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— because of this become not fools, but—understanding what [is] the will of the Lord,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Wherefore, become not unwise: but understanding what is the will of God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Wherefore be ye not vnwise, but vnderstanding what the will of the Lord is.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— On account of this, be not wanting in mind, but understand what is the will of Aloha.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Therefore, be not lacking in understanding; but understand ye what is the pleasure of God.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Wherefore 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
5124
{5124} Prime
τοῦτο
touto
{too'-to}
Neuter, singular, nomitive or accusative of G3778; that thing.
be x1096
(1096) Complement
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
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.).
ye y1096
[1096] Standard
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
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.).
z5737
<5737> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 152
not 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
unwise, 878
{0878} Prime
ἄφρων
aphron
{af'-rone}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and G5424; properly mindless, that is, stupid, (by implication) ignorant, (specifically) egotistic, (practically) rash, or (morally) unbelieving.
but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
understanding 4920
{4920} Prime
συνίημι
suniemi
{soon-ee'-ay-mee}
From G4862 and ἵημι [[hiemi]] (to send); to put together, that is, (mentally) to comprehend; by implication to act piously.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
what 5101
{5101} Prime
τίς
tis
{tis}
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
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).
will 2307
{2307} Prime
θέλημα
thelema
{thel'-ay-mah}
From the prolonged form of G2309; a determination (properly the thing), that is, (actively) choice (specifically purpose, decree; abstractly volition) or (passively) inclination.
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
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
κύριος
kurios
{koo'-ree-os}
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
[is].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 5:17

_ _ Wherefore — seeing that ye need to walk so circumspectly, choosing and using the right opportunity of good.

_ _ unwise — a different Greek word from that in Ephesians 5:15. Translate, “foolish,” or “senseless.”

_ _ understanding — not merely knowing as a matter of fact (Luke 12:47), but knowing with understanding.

_ _ the will of the Lord — as to how each opportunity is to be used. The Lord’s will, ultimately, is our “sanctification” (1 Thessalonians 4:3); and that “in every thing,” meantime, we should “give thanks” (1 Thessalonians 5:18; compare above, Ephesians 5:10).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 5:3-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 5:17

What the will of the Lord is — In every time, place, and circumstance.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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be:

Ephesians 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

understanding:

Deuteronomy 4:6 Keep therefore and do [them]; for this [is] your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation [is] a wise and understanding people.
1 Kings 3:9-12 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? ... Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
Job 28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that [is] wisdom; and to depart from evil [is] understanding.
Psalms 111:10 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.
Psalms 119:27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
Proverbs 2:5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand his way: but the folly of fools [is] deceit.
Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell [it] not; [also] wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Jeremiah 4:22 For my people [is] foolish, they have not known me; they [are] sottish children, and they have none understanding: they [are] wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or [whether] I speak of myself.
Romans 12:2 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.
Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard [it], do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
1 Thessalonians 4:1-3 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort [you] by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, [so] ye would abound more and more. ... For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of [his] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
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