Ephesians 5:8
Good News Translation
You yourselves used to be in the darkness, but since you have become the Lord's people, you are in the light. So you must live like people who belong to the light,

Contemporary English Version
You used to be like people living in the dark, but now you are people of the light because you belong to the Lord. So act like people of the light

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you were heretofore darkness, but now light in the Lord. Walk then as children of the light.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For you were heretofore darkness, but now light in the Lord. Walk then as children of the light.

ye were.

Ephesians 2:11,12 For which cause be mindful that you, being heretofore gentiles is the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that which is called circumcision in the flesh, made by hands: . . .

Ephesians 4:18 Having their understanding darkened: being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts.

Ephesians 6:12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.

Psalm 74:20 Have regard to thy covenant: for they that are the obscure of the earth have been filled with dwellings of iniquity.

Isaiah 9:2 The people that walked in darkness, have seen a great light: to them that dwelt in the region of the shadow of death, light is risen.

Isaiah 42:16 And I will lead the blind into the way which they know not: and in the paths which they were ignorant of I will make them walk: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight: these things have I done to them, and have not forsaken them.

Isaiah 60:2 For behold darkness shall cover the earth, and a mist the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

Jeremiah 13:16 Give ye glory to the Lord your God, before it be dark, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains: you shall look for light, and he will turn it into the shadow of death, and into darkness.

Matthew 4:16 The people that sat in darkness, hath seen great light: and to them that sat in the region of the shadow of death, light is sprung up.

Luke 1:79 To enlighten them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death: to direct our feet into the way of peace.

Acts 17:30 And God indeed having winked at the times of this ignorance, now declareth unto men that all should every where do penance.

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, that they may be converted from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a lot among the saints, by the faith that is in me.

Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God or given thanks: but became vain in their thoughts. And their foolish heart was darkened.

Romans 2:19 Art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them that are in darkness,

2 Corinthians 6:14 Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness?

Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness and hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love,

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

1 John 2:8 Again a new commandment I write unto you: which thing is true both in him and in you, because the darkness is passed and the true light now shineth.

but.

Isaiah 42:6,7 I the Lord have called thee in justice, and taken thee by the hand, and preserved thee. And I have given thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles: . . .

Isaiah 49:6,9 And he said: It is a small thing that thou shouldst be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to convert the dregs of Israel. Behold, I have given thee to be the light of the Gentiles, that thou mayst be my salvation even to the farthest part of the earth. . . .

Isaiah 60:1,3,19,20 Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem: for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. . . .

John 1:4,5,9 In him was life: and the life was the light of men. . . .

John 8:12 Again therefore, Jesus spoke to: them, saying: I am the light of the world. He that followeth me walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 12:46 I am come, a light into the world, that whosoever believeth in me may not remain in darkness.

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom and justice and sanctification and redemption:

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, beholding the glory of the Lord with open face, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, as by the Spirit of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief. . . .

1 John 2:9-11 He that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother is in darkness even until now. . . .

walk.

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us and hath delivered himself for us, an oblation and a sacrifice to God for an odour of sweetness.

Isaiah 2:5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light.

John 12:36 Whilst you have the light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things Jesus spoke: and he went away and hid himself from them.

Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

1 Peter 2:9-11 But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: . . .

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he also is in the light, we have fellowship one with another: And the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Context
Children of Light
7Be ye not therefore partakers with them. 8For you were heretofore darkness, but now light in the Lord. Walk then as children of the light. 9For the fruit of the light is in all goodness and justice and truth:…
Cross References
Isaiah 9:2
The people that walked in darkness, have seen a great light: to them that dwelt in the region of the shadow of death, light is risen.

Isaiah 42:16
And I will lead the blind into the way which they know not: and in the paths which they were ignorant of I will make them walk: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight: these things have I done to them, and have not forsaken them.

Isaiah 50:10
Who is there among you that feareth the Lord, that heareth the voice of his servant, that hath walked in darkness, and hath no light? let him hope in the name of the Lord, and lean upon his God.

Matthew 3:8
Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of penance.

Luke 16:8
And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light.

John 12:35
Jesus therefore said to them: Yet a little while, the light is among you. Walk whilst you have the light, and the darkness overtake you not. And he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither be goeth.

John 12:36
Whilst you have the light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things Jesus spoke: and he went away and hid himself from them.

Acts 26:18
To open their eyes, that they may be converted from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a lot among the saints, by the faith that is in me.

Romans 13:12
The night is passed And the day is at hand. Let us, therefore cast off the works of darkness and put on the armour of light.

Ephesians 2:2
Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of this air, of the spirit that now worketh on the children of unbelief:

Ephesians 2:11
For which cause be mindful that you, being heretofore gentiles is the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that which is called circumcision in the flesh, made by hands:

Colossians 1:12
Giving thanks to God the Father, who hath made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light:

1 John 2:8
Again a new commandment I write unto you: which thing is true both in him and in you, because the darkness is passed and the true light now shineth.

Additional Translations
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light--

For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light

for ye were once darkness, but now light in [the] Lord; walk as children of light,

For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light

For ye were sometime darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light;

There was a time when you were nothing but darkness. Now, as Christians, you are Light itself.

For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,

for ye were once darkness, and now light in the Lord; as children of light walk ye,
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