Parallel Bible results for Ephesians 5:8-17

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Ephesians 5:8-17

NLT 8 For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light! NIV 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light NLT 9 For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true. NIV 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) NLT 10 Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. NIV 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. NLT 11 Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them. NIV 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. NLT 12 It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret. NIV 12 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. NLT 13 But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, NIV 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, NLT 14 for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” NIV 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." NLT 15 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. NIV 15 Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, NLT 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. NIV 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. NLT 17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. NIV 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.