And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has already come1 for you to wake up from your slumber,2 because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.3 So let us put aside the deeds of darkness4 and put on the armor5 of light.
Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness,6 not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.714
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ,8 and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.a9