contra Neaeram: τας μεν ἑταιρας ἡδονης ἑνεκα εχομεν, τας δε παλλακας της καθ ' ἡμεραν παλλακειας, τας δε γυναικας του παιδοποιεισθαι γνησιως, και των ενδον φυλακα πιστην εχειν· "We have whores for our pleasure, harlots for daily use, and wives for the procreation of legitimate children, and for the faithful preservation of our property." This is a theme Paul will again note in Ephesians 5:14. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/ephesians-5.html. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Separation is not a very nice thing to talk about. If we have fellowship with sinners in their works we must share with them in their punishment. They who provoke and incite others to evil works have fellowship with them. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". "Commentary on Ephesians 5:7". New York, USA. "Commentary on Ephesians 5:7". Ver. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". Ephesians 5:7. It is simple, if you take in false teaching, you are responsible. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jgm/ephesians-5.html. The Expositor's Greek Testament. "Commentary on Ephesians 5:7". The Biblical Illustrator. All rights reserved. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/ephesians-5.html. Therefore; because of the fact stated in the last clause. Ephesians 5:17. συνμέτοχοι, ct. Ephesians 3:6. From what we heard the congregation accepted this "new" teaching because they accepted the divorced and remarried pastor. The very first step in a walk with God is separation. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. "Commentary on Ephesians 5:7". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/ephesians-5.html. Ephesians 5:7, ESV: "Therefore do not become partners with them;" Ephesians 5:7, KJV: "Be not ye therefore partakers with them." For if we share in their practices, as Lot was warned in Sodom, we run the risk of sharing in their doom” (Stott p. 198). It appears, from Athenaeus, that these people were addicted to luxury, effeminacy etc. That is until he found a girl friend, then he began teaching that divorce was all right and that God would bless a remarriage. Lit., become not. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/ephesians-5.html. I. Illustrate this fellowship in wickedness. That there was much need for such directions and cautions to the people of Ephesus has been often remarked. He that is the cause of another’s sin, partakes thereof, not only as an accessory, but many times as a principal. When we give others occasion to sin, and that may be done many ways. Copyright StatementThe text of this work is public domain. Then we are to walk in the new creation. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 1870. Copyright StatementCopyright 2008. 7. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Late double compound, only here in N.T., joint (συν sun) shares with (μετοχοι metochoi) them (αυτων autōn). This verse contains the first command. Amplified: So do not associate or be sharers with them. BibliographyTrapp, John. The Apostle Paul, having reminded his readers of the glory and promise of God, our need for His grace and provision, our new standing before God, as both individuals and as a family of believers, the magnificence of God, a healthy perspective of suffering in the life of a believer, the love, power and provision of God, and His calling to a life of holiness, now described with greater specificity how one could live a life of holiness. BibliographyDerickson, Stanley. 4. Then he was asked to give up Ishmael. You can point the finger at the false teacher, but it is you that are responsible before God for your belief system. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. Ephesians 5:8. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jec/ephesians-5.html. "Commentary on Ephesians 5:7". Those who maintain that continuance in sin will not exclude men from heaven are deceivers. Proud member Be not ye therefore partakers with them - Since these things displease God and expose to his wrath, avoid them. There is solidarity in evil as well as in good. What is meant is a possible falling back into ways by grace forsaken. And this in divers ways. Indeed, I would suggest to you that the very first step in a walk with God is separation. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". As such they should be treated, and their doctrines be rejected. In their sins, and acts of disobedience; by keeping needless company with them; by abetting and encouraging sinful practices; by conniving at them, and not reproving for them; or by committing the same things. ΄ὴ οὖν γίνεσθε συνμέτοχοι αὐτῶν—“Become not then partakers with them.” The spelling συνμέτοχοι has the authority of A, B1, D1, F, G see also under Ephesians 3:6. "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature;" old things are passed away, all are become new. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/ephesians-5.html. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. Be not ye therefore partakers] Lest by infection of their sin ye come under infliction of their punishment. "Commentary on Ephesians 5:7". They should not live like unbelievers or be "partners" with them (Ephesians 5:7). γίνεσθε again = “do not become,” “suffer not yourselves to be”; not ἐστε, “be not”. Be not - `Become not' [ ginesthe (Greek #1096)]: fall not into association with them. 2. 3. 1832. 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