1 Therefore, you be followers of God, as dear children; 2 And 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 savor. 3 But fornication
(Illicit sexual intercourse), and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not
be once named among you, as is proper
for the saints; 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor
low jesting, which are not proper : but rather giving
of thanks. 5 For this you know , that no whore-monger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of
these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Therefore
do not be partakers with them. 8 For you were once
in darkness, but now you
are light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
like to do a word study occasionally to make sure that I understand
what the text is saying. I am going to follow through what I found
looking at some key words in verses 3 & 4.
That Not Only Shouldn’t be Done, but Shouldn’t Even be Named
Among the Saints
– πορνεία – porneia =
Illicit Sexual Intercourse, meaning: Adultery, Fornication,
Homosexuality, Lesbianism, intercourse with animals, intercourse
with relatives, intercourse with a divorced man or woman, etc…
– ἀκαθαρσία – akatharsia =
The impurity of lustful, luxurious, profligate living. Profligate is
one that is abandoned to vice; lost to principle, virtue or decency;
extremely vicious; shameless in wickedness.
– πλεονεξία – pleonexia =
Greedy desire to have more.
– αἰσχρότης – aischrotēs =
Obscenity, which is offensive to chastity and delicacy; impure,
expressing or presenting to the mind or view something which
delicacy, purity and decency forbid.
Jesting – εὐτραπελία – eutrapelia =
Scurrility, which means such low, vulgar, indecent or abusive
language as is used by mean fellows, buffoons, jesters and the like;
grossness of reproach or invective; obscene jests. Or; Ribaldry,
which means mean, or vulgar language, chiefly obscene language.
Fitting – ἀνήκω – anēkō =
To pertain to what is due, duty, as was fitting.
Antithesis of What Shouldn’t be Named
of Thanks – εὐχαριστία – eucharistia =
Giving of thanks, thankfulness.