New American Standard Bible
So then 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.
Darby Bible Translation
For this reason be not foolish, but understanding what is the will of the Lord.
World English Bible
Therefore don't be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Young's Literal Translation
because of this become not fools, but -- understanding what is the will of the Lord,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Be ye not unwise - Be not fools in the employment of your time, and in your manner of life. Show true wisdom by endeavoring to understand what the will of the Lord is, and then doing it.
LibraryApril 22. "Christ is the Head" (Eph. v. 23).
"Christ is the head" (Eph. v. 23). Often we want people to pray for us and help us, but always defeat our object when we look too much to them and lean upon them. The true secret of union is for both to look upon God, and in the act of looking past themselves to Him they are unconsciously united. The sailor was right when he saw the little boy fall overboard and waited a minute before he plunged to his rescue. When the distracted mother asked him in agony why he had waited so long, he sensibly replied: …
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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.
For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask 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 is, that you abstain from sexual immorality;
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