Romans 13:12
New International Version
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

New Living Translation
The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living.

English Standard Version
The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Berean Study Bible
The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Berean Literal Bible
The night is nearly over, and the day has drawn near; therefore we should cast off the works of darkness and should put on the armor of light.

King James Bible
The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

New King James Version
The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

New American Standard Bible
The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let’s rid ourselves of the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

NASB 1995
The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

NASB 1977
The night is almost gone, and the day is at hand. Let us therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Amplified Bible
The night [this present evil age] is almost gone and the day [of Christ’s return] is almost here. So let us fling away the works of darkness and put on the [full] armor of light.

Christian Standard Bible
The night is nearly over, and the day is near; so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The night is nearly over, and the daylight is near, so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

American Standard Version
The night is far spent, and the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The night has passed and the day has arrived, therefore let us strip off the works of darkness from us, and let us put on the armor of light.

Contemporary English Version
Night is almost over, and day will soon appear. We must stop behaving as people do in the dark and be ready to live in the light.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The night is passed, and the day is at hand. Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and put on the armour of light.

English Revised Version
The night is far spent, and the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

Good News Translation
The night is nearly over, day is almost here. Let us stop doing the things that belong to the dark, and let us take up weapons for fighting in the light.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The night is almost over, and the day is near. So we should get rid of the things that belong to the dark and take up the weapons that belong to the light.

International Standard Version
The night is almost over, and the day is near. Let's therefore put aside the actions of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Literal Standard Version
the night advanced, and the day came near; let us lay aside, therefore, the works of the darkness, and let us put on the armor of the light;

NET Bible
The night has advanced toward dawn; the day is near. So then we must lay aside the works of darkness, and put on the weapons of light.

New Heart English Bible
The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let us therefore throw off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

Weymouth New Testament
The night is far advanced, and day is about to dawn. We must therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness, and clothe ourselves with the armour of Light.

World English Bible
The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let's therefore throw off the works of darkness, and let's put on the armor of light.

Young's Literal Translation
the night did advance, and the day came nigh; let us lay aside, therefore, the works of the darkness, and let us put on the armour of the light;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Put On Christ
11And do this, understanding the occasion. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 7:29
What I am saying, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none;

1 Corinthians 10:11
Now these things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come.

2 Corinthians 6:7
in truthful speech and in the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;

2 Corinthians 10:4
The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

Ephesians 5:8
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,

Ephesians 5:11
Have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

Ephesians 6:11
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can make your stand against the devil's schemes.


Treasury of Scripture

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

night.

Song of Solomon 2:17
Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.

1 John 2:8
Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

cast.

Isaiah 2:20
In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

Isaiah 30:22
Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.

Ezekiel 18:31,32
Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? …

works.

Job 24:14-17
The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief…

John 3:19-21
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil…

Ephesians 5:11
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

put.

Romans 13:14
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

2 Corinthians 6:7
By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

Ephesians 6:11-18
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil…









(12) The night.--The time during which the Messiah is absent from His people is compared to night. He is the sun. whose coming converts it to day.

It is rather strange that here, as in 1Thessalonians 5:8, the metaphor of night and day should suggest that of "armour." The warfare in which the Christian is engaged is between the powers of light and of darkness. (Comp. Ephesians 6:12.) And the use of the word "putting off" (stripping oneself as of clothing) supplies a link between the two ideas by suggesting the putting on of a different kind of clothing, the Christian panoply.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
The
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

night
νὺξ (nyx)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3571: The night, night-time. A primary word; 'night'.

is nearly over;
προέκοψεν (proekopsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4298: From pro and kopto; to drive forward, i.e. to advance.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

day
ἡμέρα (hēmera)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

has drawn near.
ἤγγικεν (ēngiken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1448: Trans: I bring near; intrans: I come near, approach. From eggus; to make near, i.e. approach.

So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

let us lay aside
ἀποθώμεθα (apothōmetha)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Middle - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 659: To lay off or aside, renounce, stow away, put. From apo and tithemi; to put away.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

deeds
ἔργα (erga)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 2041: From a primary ergo; toil; by implication, an act.

of darkness
σκότους (skotous)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 4655: Darkness, either physical or moral. From the base of skia; shadiness, i.e. Obscurity.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

put on
ἐνδυσώμεθα (endysōmetha)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Middle - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1746: To put on, clothe (another). From en and duno; to invest with clothing.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

armor
ὅπλα (hopla)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3696: An instrument; plur: arms, weapons. Probably from a primary hepo; an implement or utensil or tool.

of light.
φωτός (phōtos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 5457: Light, a source of light, radiance. From an obsolete phao; luminousness.


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