Ephesians 5:11-16 The Message (MSG)
Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It’s a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ. Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light! So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!
Ephesians 5:11 King James Version (KJV)
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Ephesians 5:11 New American Standard Bible - NASB 1995 (NASB1995)
Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them
Ephesians 5:11 New Century Version (NCV)
Have nothing to do with the things done in darkness, which are not worth anything. But show that they are wrong.
Ephesians 5:11 American Standard Version (ASV)
and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them
Ephesians 5:11 New International Version (NIV)
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
Ephesians 5:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Do not participate in the worthless and unproductive deeds of darkness, but instead expose them [by exemplifying personal integrity, moral courage, and godly character]
Ephesians 5:11 New Living Translation (NLT)
Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them.
Ephesians 5:11 The Passion Translation (TPT)
And don’t even associate with the servants of darkness because they have no fruit in them; instead, reveal truth to them.
Ephesians 5:11 English Standard Version 2016 (ESV)
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.