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Ephesians 5:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— (for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth),
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— (for the fruit of the Light [consists] in all goodness and righteousness and truth),
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth;)
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— (for the fruit of the light [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth,)
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, the fruit of the light, is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For the fruit of the light is in all goodness and justice and truth:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— (For the fruite of the spirit is in all goodnesse and righteousnesse & trueth.)
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For the fruits of the light are in all goodness and rectitude and truth.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For the fruits of the light are in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
(For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
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).
fruit 2590
{2590} Prime
καρπός
karpos
{kar-pos'}
Probably from the base of G0726; fruit (as plucked), literally or figuratively.
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).
Spirit 4151
{4151} Prime
πνεῦμα
pneuma
{pnyoo'-mah}
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy spirit.
[is] in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
all 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
goodness 19
{0019} Prime
ἀγαθωσύνη
agathosune
{ag-ath-o-soo'-nay}
From G0018; goodness, that is, virtue or beneficence.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
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.
righteousness 1343
{1343} Prime
δικαιοσύνη
dikaiosune
{dik-ah-yos-oo'-nay}
From G1342; equity (of character or act); specifically (Christian) justification.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
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.
truth;) 225
{0225} Prime
ἀλήθεια
aletheia
{al-ay'-thi-a}
From G0227; truth.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 5:9

_ _ fruit of the Spirit — taken by transcribers from Galatians 5:22. The true reading is that of the oldest manuscripts, “The fruit of THE LIGHT”; in contrast with “the unfruitful works of darkness” (Ephesians 5:11). This verse is parenthetic. Walk as children of light, that is, in all good works and words, “FOR the fruit of the light is [borne] in [Alford; but Bengel, ‘consists in’] all goodness [opposed to ‘malice,’ Ephesians 4:31], righteousness [opposed to ‘covetousness,’ Ephesians 5:3] and truth [opposed to ‘lying,’ Ephesians 4:25].”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 5:3-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 5:9

The fruit of the light — Opposite to " the unfruitful works of darkness," Ephesians 4:11. Is in — That is, consists in. Goodness and righteousness and truth — Opposite to the sins spoken of, Ephesians 4:25,&c.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ephesians 5:9

(For the fruit of the (d) Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

(d) By whose power we are made light in the Lord.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the fruit:

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, ... Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

goodness:

Psalms 16:2-3 [O my soul], thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou [art] my Lord: my goodness [extendeth] not to thee; ... [But] to the saints that [are] in the earth, and [to] the excellent, in whom [is] all my delight.
Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Romans 15:14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
1 Peter 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

righteousness:

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
1 Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son [he saith], Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness [is] the sceptre of thy kingdom.
Hebrews 11:33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1 John 2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
1 John 3:9-10 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. ... In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

truth:

Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ:
Ephesians 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
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