New International Version
It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
King James Bible
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
Darby Bible Translation
for the things that are done by them in secret it is shameful even to say.
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For it is a shame even to speak - This no doubt refers to the Eleusinian and Bacchanalian mysteries, which were performed in the night and darkness, and were known to be so impure and abominable, especially the latter, that the Roman senate banished them both from Rome and Italy. How the discovery of these depths of Satan was made, and the whole proceedings in that case, may be seen in Livy, Hist. lib. xxxix. cap. 8-19, where the reader will see the force of what the apostle says here: It is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret; the abominations being of the most stupendous kind, and of the deepest dye.
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LibraryJanuary 1. "Redeeming the Time" (Eph. v. 16).
"Redeeming the time" (Eph. v. 16). Two little words are found in the Greek version here. They are translated "ton kairon" in the revised version, "Buying up for yourselves the opportunity." The two words ton kairon mean, literally, the opportunity. They do not refer to time in general, but to a special point of time, a juncture, a crisis, a moment full of possibilities and quickly passing by, which we must seize and make the best of before it has passed away. It is intimated that there are not …
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Redeeming the Time
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
But everything exposed by the light becomes visible--and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.
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