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Ephesians 5:8-18 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
10 and find out what pleases the Lord. 10 and find out what pleases the Lord.
11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
12 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 12 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible,
14 for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." 14 for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
15 Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, 15 Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise,
16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.