New American Standard Bible
But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.
King James Bible
But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Darby Bible Translation
But all things having their true character exposed by the light are made manifest; for that which makes everything manifest is light.
World English Bible
But all things, when they are reproved, are revealed by the light, for everything that reveals is light.
Young's Literal Translation
and all the things reproved by the light are manifested, for everything that is manifested is light;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But all things that are reproved - Margin, discovered. The word used here properly means proved, demonstrated, reproved, or convicted (see the notes on John 16:8); but it seems here to be used in the sense of disclosed, or discovered. The sense is, that "its true nature is demonstrated;" that is, it is made known.
Are made manifest by the light - The sense is, "light is the means of seeing what things are. We discern their form, nature, appearance, by it. So it is with the gospel - the light of the world. It enables us to see the true nature of actions. They are done in darkness, and are like objects in the dark. Their form and nature cannot then be known; but, when the light shines, we see what they are;" compare notes on John 3:20-21.
For whatsoever doth make manifest is light - "Anything which will show the real form and nature of an object, deserves to be called light." Of the truth of this, no one can doubt. The meaning in this connection is, that that system which discloses the true nature of what is done by the pagan, deserves to be considered as "light;" and that the gospel which does this, should be regarded as a system of light and truth. It discloses their odiousness and vileness, and it stands thus in strong contrast with all the false and abominable systems which have upheld or produced those vices.
LibraryApril 22. "Christ is the Head" (Eph. v. 23).
"Christ is the head" (Eph. v. 23). Often we want people to pray for us and help us, but always defeat our object when we look too much to them and lean upon them. The true secret of union is for both to look upon God, and in the act of looking past themselves to Him they are unconsciously united. The sailor was right when he saw the little boy fall overboard and waited a minute before he plunged to his rescue. When the distracted mother asked him in agony why he had waited so long, he sensibly replied: …
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Against Foolish Talking and Jesting.
Sensual and Spiritual Excitement.
"For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.
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