For you were once1 darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light29
(for the fruit3 of the light consists in all goodness,4 righteousness and truth)
and find out what pleases the Lord.511
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness,6 but rather expose them.
For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
But everything exposed by the light7 becomes visible,
for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper,8 rise from the dead,9 and Christ will shine on you."1015
Be very careful, then, how you live11--not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of every opportunity,12 because the days are evil.1317
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.1418
Do not get drunk on wine,15 which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.16