New International Version
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
King James Bible
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Darby Bible Translation
for ye were once darkness, but now light in [the] Lord; walk as children of light,
World English Bible
For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,
Young's Literal Translation
for ye were once darkness, and now light in the Lord; as children of light walk ye,
Ephesians 5:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For ye were sometimes (ποτε, formerly) darkness - While ye lived in darkness, ye lived in these crimes.
But now are ye light in the Lord - When ye were in heathenish darkness ye served divers lusts and pleasures, but now ye have the light - the wisdom and teaching which come from God; therefore walk as children of the light - let the world see that ye are not slaves to the flesh, but free, willing, rational servants of the Most High; not brutish followers of devil gods.
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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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Paul's Reasons for Temperance
Redeeming the Time
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.
Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant? Let the one who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on their God.
Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.
"The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.
Then Jesus told them, "You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going.
Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light." When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.
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