Ephesians 5:13
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English Standard Version
But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible,

King James Bible
But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

American Standard Version
But all things when they are reproved are made manifest by the light: for everything that is made manifest is light.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But all things that are reproved, are made manifest by the light; for all that is made manifest is light.

English Revised Version
But all things when they are reproved are made manifest by the light: for everything that is made manifest is light.

Webster's Bible Translation
But all things that are reproved, are made manifest by the light: for whatever doth make manifest is light.

Weymouth New Testament
But everything can be tested by the light and thus be shown in its true colors; for whatever shines of itself is light.

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Vincent's Word Studies

All things (τὰ πάντα)

More literally, they all, or all of them; the secret sins just mentioned.

That are reproved (ἐλεγχόμενα)

Lit., being reproved. Rev., when they are reproved. Reproved is to be taken in the same literal sense as in Ephesians 5:11, and not metaphorically in the sense of being demonstrated by light, or brought to light, which is almost synonymous with are made manifest.

By the light

Connect with are made manifest, not with are reproved.

Whatsoever doth make manifest is light (πᾶν τὸ φανερούμενον φῶς ἐστίν)

Wrong. The A.V. renders doth make manifest, as in the middle voice, but the verb is in the passive voice. It occurs nearly fifty times in the New Testament, and never as middle. Hence Rev., correctly, everything that is made manifest.

Is light

A general proposition, going to show that manifestation can come only through light. Whatever is revealed in its true essence by light is of the nature of light. It no longer belongs to the category of darkness. Manifestation is a law of good and evil alike. That which is of the truth seeks the light and cometh to the light. That which is evil avoids the light, and loves darkness better than light, but none the less is brought to the light and appears in its own light. See John 3:20, John 3:21. This truth is embodied in another form in the parable of the Tares. Growth is manifestation. By suffering the tares to grow, their difference from the wheat, which at first is not apparent, is fully revealed.

Ephesians 5:13 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

reproved. or, discovered.

Lamentations 2:14 Your prophets have seen vain and foolish things for you: and they have not discovered your iniquity, to turn away your captivity...

Hosea 2:10 And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of my hand.

Hosea 7:1 When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood...

for.

Micah 7:9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me...

John 3:20,21 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved...

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness...

Hebrews 1:13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool?

Cross References
John 3:20
For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.

Ephesians 5:12
For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.

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