New Living Translation
Don't act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:17 What the will of the Lord is - In every time, place, and circumstance.
'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
Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.
1 Thessalonians 4:3
God's will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin.
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