61Let noonedeceive you with emptywords, for because of thesethings2the wrath of Godcomes upon 3the sons of disobedience.
7Therefore do not be 4partakers with them;
for 5you were formerly6darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as 7children of Light9
(for 8the fruit of the Light consists in all9goodness and righteousness and truth ),
10a10trying to learnwhat is pleasing to the Lord.
1111Do not participate in the unfruitful12deeds of 13darkness, but insteadevenb14expose them;
for it is disgracefuleven to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.
But allthingsbecomevisible15when they are cexposed by the light, for everything that becomesvisible is light.
For thisreasondit says, "16Awake, sleeper, And arise from 17the dead, And Christ18will shine on you."
15Thereforeebe carefulhow you 19walk, not 20as unwisemen but as wise,
16f21making the most of your time, because22the days are evil.