Ephesians 5:13

13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.

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Ephesians 5:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
ESV
13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible,
NLT
13 But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them,
MSG
13 Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ.
CSB
13 Everything exposed by the light is made clear,

Ephesians 5:13 Meaning and Commentary

Ephesians 5:13

But all things that are reproved
As all sins should be, by the ministers of the Gospel, and by other saints, and will be by God; either by his Spirit convincing of them, or by his judgments, and the letting out of his wrath and fury, either here or hereafter, for the punishment of them:

are made manifest by the light:
either by the saints, who are made light in the Lord, and detect and reprove the sins of others; or by the word of the Lord, which discovers the heinousness of sins; or by Christ the light of the world, who as Judge will bring to light the hidden things of darkness; or by the omniscience of God, to whom darkness and light are both alike

for whatsoever doth make manifest, is light;
this is true in things natural and spiritual, whether of the sun in the firmament, or of Christ the sun of righteousness; or of the divine word, or of good men.

Ephesians 5:13 In-Context

11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.
14 This is why it is said: “Wake up, 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,

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