Ephesians 5:4
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New International Version
Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.


New American Standard Bible
and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.


King James Bible
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Coarse and foolish talking or crude joking are not suitable, but rather giving thanks.


International Standard Version
Obscene, flippant, or vulgar talk is totally inappropriate. Instead, let there be thanksgiving.


American Standard Version
nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Or obscenity, or foolish talking, or scurrility, which is to no purpose; but rather giving of thanks.


Darby Bible Translation
and filthiness and foolish talking, or jesting, which are not convenient; but rather thanksgiving.


Young's Literal Translation
also filthiness, and foolish talking, or jesting, -- the things not fit -- but rather thanksgiving;
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Context
Imitators of God

1Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children; 2And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and has given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling smell. 3But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becomes saints; 4Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5For this you know, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God on the children of disobedience. 7Be not you therefore partakers with them.
Cross References
Proverbs 26:19
So is the man that deceives his neighbor, and said, Am not I in sport?


Matthew 12:34
O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.


Romans 1:28
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;


Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.


Ephesians 5:20
Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;


Colossians 3:8
But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.


Philemon 1:8
Why, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin you that which is convenient,


Treasury of Scripture

Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

filthiness.

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying...

Proverbs 12:23 A prudent man conceals knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

Ecclesiastes 10:13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.

Matthew 12:34-37 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks...

Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

Colossians 3:8 But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

James 3:4-8 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm...

2 Peter 2:7,18 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked...

Jude 1:10,13 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts...

convenient.

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind...

Philemon 1:8 Why, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin you that which is convenient,

but.

Ephesians 5:19,20 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord...

Ephesians 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Psalm 33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.

Psalm 92:1 IT IS A GOOD THING TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD, AND TO SING PRAISES UNTO THY NAME, O MOST HIGH:

Psalm 107:21,22 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!...

Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem...

John 6:23 (However, there came other boats from Tiberias near to the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks:)

2 Corinthians 1:11 You also helping together by prayer for us...

2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Colossians 3:15-17 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also you are called in one body; and be you thankful...

1 Thessalonians 3:9 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy with which we joy for your sakes before our God;

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Strong's Concordance
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
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Ephesians Chapter 5 Verse 4

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