Ephesians 5:14
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New International Version
This is why it is said: "Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

New Living Translation
for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, "Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light."

English Standard Version
for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

Berean Study Bible
So it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore it says: "Awake you, the one sleeping, and rise up out from the dead, and Christ will shine upon you."

New American Standard Bible
For this reason it says, "Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you."

King James Bible
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for what makes everything clear is light. Therefore it is said: Get up, sleeper, and rise up from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you.

International Standard Version
for the light is making everything visible. That is why it says, "Wake up, sleeper! Arise from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you.''

NET Bible
For everything made evident is light, and for this reason it says: "Awake, O sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore it is said, “Awake, you who sleep, and arise from among the dead and The Messiah will illuminate you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because light makes everything easy to see. That's why it says: "Wake up, sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

New American Standard 1977
For this reason it says,
            “Awake, sleeper,
            And arise from the dead,
            And Christ will shine on you.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore he says, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

American King James Version
Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

American Standard Version
Wherefore he'saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore he saith: Rise thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead: and Christ shall enlighten thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore he says, Wake up, [thou] that sleepest, and arise up from among the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.

English Revised Version
Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give thee light.

Weymouth New Testament
For this reason it is said, "Rise, sleeper; rise from among the dead, and Christ will shed light upon you."

World English Bible
Therefore he says, "Awake, you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

Young's Literal Translation
wherefore he saith, 'Arouse thyself, thou who art sleeping, and arise out of the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:3-14 Filthy lusts must be rooted out. These sins must be dreaded and detested. Here are not only cautions against gross acts of sin, but against what some may make light of. But these things are so far from being profitable. that they pollute and poison the hearers. Our cheerfulness should show itself as becomes Christians, in what may tend to God's glory. A covetous man makes a god of his money; places that hope, confidence, and delight, in worldly good, which should be in God only. Those who allow themselves, either in the lusts of the flesh or the love of the world, belong not to the kingdom of grace, nor shall they come to the kingdom of glory. When the vilest transgressors repent and believe the gospel, they become children of obedience, from whom God's wrath is turned away. Dare we make light of that which brings down the wrath of God? Sinners, like men in the dark, are going they know not whither, and doing they know not what. But the grace of God wrought a mighty change in the souls of many. Walk as children of light, as having knowledge and holiness. These works of darkness are unfruitful, whatever profit they may boast; for they end in the destruction of the impenitent sinner. There are many ways of abetting, or taking part in the sins of others; by commendation, counsel, consent, or concealment. And if we share with others in their sins, we must expect to share in their plagues. If we do not reprove the sins of others, we have fellowship with them. A good man will be ashamed to speak of what many wicked men are not ashamed to do. We must have not only a sight and a knowledge that sin is sin, and in some measure shameful, but see it as a breach of God's holy law. After the example of prophets and apostles, we should call on those asleep and dead in sin, to awake and arise, that Christ may give them light.
Study Bible
Children of Light
13But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that is illuminated becomes a light itself. 14So it is said: “Wake up, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” 15Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,…
Cross References
Isaiah 26:19
Your dead will live; Their corpses will rise. You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy, For your dew is as the dew of the dawn, And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits.

Isaiah 51:17
Rouse yourself! Rouse yourself! Arise, O Jerusalem, You who have drunk from the LORD'S hand the cup of His anger; The chalice of reeling you have drained to the dregs.

Isaiah 52:1
Awake, awake, Clothe yourself in your strength, O Zion; Clothe yourself in your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; For the uncircumcised and the unclean Will no longer come into you.

Isaiah 60:1
"Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

Luke 1:78
because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the Dawn will visit us from on high,

Luke 15:24
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again! He was lost and is found!' So they began to celebrate.

Romans 13:11
And do this, understanding the occasion. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

Ephesians 2:1
As for you, you were dead in your trespasses and sins,
Treasury of Scripture

Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

he. or, it. Awake.

Isaiah 51:17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which have drunk at the hand …

Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful …

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you.

Romans 13:11,12 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out …

1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge …

1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, …

arise.

Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together with Christ, …

Isaiah 26:19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. …

Ezekiel 37:4-10 Again he said to me, Prophesy on these bones, and say to them, O …

John 5:25-29 Truly, truly, I say to you, The hour is coming, and now is, when …

John 11:43,44 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth…

Romans 6:4,5,13 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like …

Colossians 3:1 If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, …

Christ.

John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: …

John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Acts 13:47 For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a …

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined …

2 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, …

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