Parallel Bible results for Ephesians 5:8-17

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Ephesians 5:8-17

NLT 8 For though your hearts were once full of darkness, now you are full of light from the Lord, and your behavior should show it! 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 Try to find out what is pleasing to 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, rebuke and 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 when the light shines on them, it becomes clear how evil these things are. NIV 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, NLT 14 And where your light shines, it will expose their evil deeds. 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, not as fools but as 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 for doing good in these evil days. NIV 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. NLT 17 Don't act thoughtlessly, but try to understand what the Lord wants you to do. NIV 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.