Ephesians 5:14

Wherefore he saith (dio legei). Apparently a free adaptation of Isaiah 26:19 ; Isaiah 60:1 . The form anasta for anasthqi (second person singular imperative second aorist active of anisthmi) occurs in Acts 12:7 . Shall shine (epipausei). Future active of epipauskw, a form occurring in Job ( Job 25:5 ; Job 31:26 ), a variation of epipwskw. The last line suggests the possibility that we have here the fragment of an early Christian hymn like 1 Timothy 3:16 .