Ephesians 5:17
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English Standard Version
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

King James Bible
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

American Standard Version
Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore become not unwise, but understanding what is the will of God.

English Revised Version
Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Weymouth New Testament
On this account do not prove yourselves wanting in sense, but try to understand what the Lord's will is.

Ephesians 5:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Understanding (συνιέντες)

See on prudent, Matthew 11:25; foolish, see on Romans 3:21.

Ephesians 5:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

be. See on ver.

Ephesians 5:15 See then that you 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...

1 Kings 3:9-12 Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and bad...

Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments...

Psalm 119:27 Make me to understand the way of your precepts: so shall I talk of your wondrous works.

Proverbs 2:5 Then shall you 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 silly children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil...

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 you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good...

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you...

1 Thessalonians 4:1-3 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus...

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.

Cross References
Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Colossians 1:9
And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

1 Thessalonians 4:3
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;

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