Ephesians 5:12
New International Version
It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.

New Living Translation
It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret.

English Standard Version
For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.

Berean Study Bible
For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.

Berean Literal Bible
For it is shameful even to mention the things being done by them in secret.

New American Standard Bible
for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.

New King James Version
For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.

King James Bible
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

Christian Standard Bible
For it is shameful even to mention what is done by them in secret.

Contemporary English Version
It is disgusting even to talk about what is done in the dark.

Good News Translation
It is really too shameful even to talk about the things they do in secret.)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it is shameful even to mention what is done by them in secret.

International Standard Version
For it is shameful even to mention what is done by these disobedient people in secret.

NET Bible
For the things they do in secret are shameful even to mention.

New Heart English Bible
For the things which are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the thing that they do in secret is an abomination to mention.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is shameful to talk about what some people do in secret.

New American Standard 1977
for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.

King James 2000 Bible
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

American King James Version
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

American Standard Version
for the things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the things that are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of.

Darby Bible Translation
for the things that are done by them in secret it is shameful even to say.

English Revised Version
for the things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of.

Webster's Bible Translation
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.

Weymouth New Testament
for the things which are done by these people in secret it is disgraceful even to speak of.

World English Bible
For the things which are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of.

Young's Literal Translation
for the things in secret done by them it is a shame even to speak of,
Study Bible
Children of Light
11Have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that is illuminated becomes a light itself.…
Cross References
Ephesians 5:11
Have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

Ephesians 5:13
But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that is illuminated becomes a light itself.

Treasury of Scripture

For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

it.

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: …

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:

in.

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.









Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

it is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

shameful
αἰσχρόν (aischron)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 150: Base, disgraceful. From the same as aischunomai; shameful, i.e. Base.

even
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to mention
λέγειν (legein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

what
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

[the disobedient] do
γινόμενα (ginomena)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

in secret.
κρυφῇ (kryphē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2931: In secret, secretly. Adverb from krupto; privately.
(12) It is a shame even to speak . . .--Comp. Ephesians 5:3. Sin may be plainly indicated, and perhaps most effectually branded, without polluting the tongue by describing its actual developments. The need of St. Paul's caution is only too obvious when we read some satires and denunciations against sin, or some manuals of self-examination.

Verse 12. - For the things that are done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of. The groves of Ephesus were notorious for the shamefulness of lust. To speak of such deeds was not only wrong, but shameful; so extreme is the delicacy which Christianity fosters. Too much pains cannot be taken, by parents, masters of schools, and others, to foster this delicacy among the young - to exclude from conversation the faintest touch of what is unbecoming.
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