Ephesians 5:6-16 CSB

Light versus Darkness

6 Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for because of these things God's wrath is coming on the disobedient.a

References for Ephesians 5:6

    • c 5:6 - Lit sons of disobedience
      7 Therefore, do not become their partners.
      8 For you were once darkness, but now [you are] light in the Lord. walk as children of light-
      9 for the fruit of the lightb [results] in all goodness, righteousness, and truth-

      References for Ephesians 5:9

        • d 5:9 - Other mss read fruit of the Spirit; see Gl 5:22, but compare Eph 5:11-14
          10 discerning what is pleasing to the Lord.
          11 Don't participate in the fruitless works of darkness, but instead, expose them.
          12 For it is shameful even to mention what is done by them in secret.
          13 Everything exposed by the light is made clear,
          14 for what makes everything clear is light. Therefore it is said: Get up, sleeper, and rise up from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you.c

          References for Ephesians 5:14

            • e 5:14 - This poem may have been an early Christian hymn based on several passages in Isaiah; see Isaiah 9:2; 26:19; 40:1; 51:17; 52:1; 60:1.

              Consistency in the Christian Life

              15 Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk-not as unwise people but as wise-

              References for Ephesians 5:15

                  16 making the most of the time,d because the days are evil.

                  References for Ephesians 5:16

                    • f 5:16 - Lit buying back the time