New American Standard Bible
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,
King James Bible
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Darby Bible Translation
See therefore how ye walk carefully, not as unwise but as wise,
World English Bible
Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise;
Young's Literal Translation
See, then, how exactly ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
See then that ye walk circumspectly - carefully, anxiously, solicitous lest you fall into sin. The word rendered "circumspectly" - ἀκριβῶς akribōs - means "diligently," and the idea here is, that they were to take special pains to guard against the temptations around them, and to live as they ought to.
Not as fools, but as wise - Not as the people of this world live, indulging in foolish pleasures and desires, but as those who have been taught to understand heavenly wisdom, and who have been made truly wise.
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: …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Against Foolish Talking and Jesting.
Sensual and Spiritual Excitement.
Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight.
and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.
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