Ephesians 4:19
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English Standard Version
They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.

King James Bible
Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

American Standard Version
who being past feeling gave themselves up to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who despairing, have given themselves up to lasciviousness, unto the working of all uncleanness, unto the working of all uncleanness, unto covetousness.

English Revised Version
who being past feeling gave themselves up to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who being past feeling have given themselves over to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Weymouth New Testament
Such men being past feeling have abandoned themselves to impurity, greedily indulging in every kind of profligacy.

Ephesians 4:19 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Who (οἵτινες)

Explanatory and classifying: men of the class which.

Being past feeling (ἀπηλγηκοτες)

Only here in the New Testament. Lit, the verb means to cease from feeling pain. Hence to be apathetic.

Have given themselves over (παρέδωκαν)

See on Matthew 4:12; see on Matthew 11:27; see on Matthew 26:2; see on Mark 4:29; see on Luke 1:2; see on 1 Peter 2:23. The verb is frequently used of Christ giving Himself for the world. Romans 4:25; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 5:5, Ephesians 5:25. It indicates a complete surrender. Meyer says, "with frightful emphasis." Where men persistently give themselves up to evil, God gives them up to its power. See Romans 1:24.

Lasciviousness (ἀσελγείᾷ)

See on Mark 7:22.

To work (εἰς ἐργασίαν)

Lit., to a working. In Acts 19:25, used of a trade. Not precisely in this sense here, yet with a shade of it. They gave themselves up as to the prosecution of a business. The εἰς unto is very forcible.

With greediness (ἐν πλεονεξίᾳ)

The noun commonly rendered covetousness: in an eager grasping after more and more uncleanness. Not with, but in, as the state of mind in which they wrought evil.

Ephesians 4:19 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

past.

1 Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

given.

Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Romans 1:24-26 Why God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves...

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts...

with.

Job 15:16 How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinks iniquity like water?

Isaiah 56:11 Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way...

2 Peter 2:12-14,22 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not...

Jude 1:11 Woe to them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward...

Revelation 17:1-6 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, Come here...

Revelation 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her...

Cross References
Mark 7:22
coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.

Romans 1:24
Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,

Colossians 3:5
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

1 Timothy 4:2
through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,

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