New International Version
But everything exposed by the light becomes visible--and everything that is illuminated becomes a 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But all things that are reproved - Dr. Macknight paraphrases this verse as follows: "Now all these reprovable actions, ελεγχομενα, which are practised in celebrating these mysteries, are made manifest as sinful by the Gospel; and, seeing every thing which discovers the true nature of actions is light, the Gospel, which discovers the evil nature of the actions performed in these mysteries, is light."
The apostle speaks against these mysteries as he speaks against fornication, uncleanness, and covetousness; but by no means either borrows expression or similitude from them to illustrate Divine truths; for, as it would be a shame even to speak of those things, surely it would be an abomination to allude to them in the illustration of the doctrines of the Gospel.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
reproved. or, discovered.
LibraryJanuary 1. "Redeeming the Time" (Eph. v. 16).
"Redeeming the time" (Eph. v. 16). Two little words are found in the Greek version here. They are translated "ton kairon" in the revised version, "Buying up for yourselves the opportunity." The two words ton kairon mean, literally, the opportunity. They do not refer to time in general, but to a special point of time, a juncture, a crisis, a moment full of possibilities and quickly passing by, which we must seize and make the best of before it has passed away. It is intimated that there are not …
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Redeeming the Time
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.
It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
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