Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness,1 but rather expose them.
For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
But everything exposed by the light2 becomes visible,
for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper,3 rise from the dead,4 and Christ will shine on you."515
Be very careful, then, how you live6--not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of every opportunity,7 because the days are evil.817
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.918
Do not get drunk on wine,10 which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.1119
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.12 Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,
always giving thanks13 to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Submit to one another14 out of reverence for Christ.