New American Standard Bible
trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
King James Bible
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
proving what is agreeable to the Lord;
World English Bible
proving what is well pleasing to the Lord.
Young's Literal Translation
proving what is well-pleasing to the Lord,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord - That is," Walk as children of light Ephesians 5:8, thus showing what is acceptable to the Lord." Rosenmuller supposes that the participle is used here instead of the imperative. The meaning is, that by so living you will make a fair trial of what is acceptable to the Lord. The result on your happiness in this life and the next, will be such as to show that such a course is pleasing in his sight. Dr. Chandler, however, renders it as meaning that by this course they would show that they discerned and approved of what was acceptable to the Lord. See the notes on Romans 12:2, where a similar form of expression occurs.
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Against Foolish Talking and Jesting.
Sensual and Spiritual Excitement.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
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