New Living Translation
It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:12 In secret - As flying the light.
'Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.'--Eph. v. 10. These words are closely connected with those which precede them in the 8th verse--'Walk as children of light.' They further explain the mode by which that commandment is to be fulfilled. They who, as children of light, mindful of their obligations and penetrated by its brightness, seek to conform their active life to the light to which they belong, are to do so by making experiment of, or investigating and determining, what is 'acceptable …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
Unfruitful Works of Darkness
Sleepers at Noonday
What Children of Light Should Be
Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them.
But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them,
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