Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Therefore he says, Awake, thou who sleep. And arise from the dead, and the Christ will shine upon thee.

New American Standard Bible

For this reason it says,
Awake, sleeper,
And arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine on you.”

King James Version

Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

Holman Bible

for what makes everything clear is light. Therefore it is said:

Get up, sleeper, and rise up from the dead,
and the Messiah will shine on you.

International Standard Version

for the light is making everything visible. That is why it says, "Wake up, sleeper! Arise from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you.''

American Standard Version

Wherefore he'saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon thee.

Amplified

For this reason He says,

“Awake, sleeper,
And arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine [as dawn] upon you and give you light.”

An Understandable Version

So, it says, "You who are asleep, wake up and rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you [i.e., illuminate you]." [Note: The foregoing words may have been an early saying, used at someone's immersion, which included the ideas of "rising up" (See Col. 2:12) and "illumination" (See Heb. 6:4)].

Anderson New Testament

Wherefore, the scripture says: Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.

Bible in Basic English

For this reason he says, Be awake, you who are sleeping, and come up from among the dead, and Christ will be your light.

Common New Testament

For this reason it is said, "Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

Daniel Mace New Testament

wherefore 'tis said, " awake thou that sleepest, arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light."

Darby Translation

Wherefore he says, Wake up, thou that sleepest, and arise up from among the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.

Godbey New Testament

Therefore he says, Awake, thou sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine upon thee.

Goodspeed New Testament

So it says, "Wake up, sleeper! Rise from the dead, And Christ will dawn upon you!"

John Wesley New Testament

Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore he says, Awake, who sleeping, and arise from the dead, and Christ will enlighten thee.

King James 2000

Therefore he says, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

Lexham Expanded Bible

for everything made visible is light. Therefore it says, Wake up, sleeper, and rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore he says, "Awake, sleeping ones! And arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light."

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore he saith, "Awake thou that sleepest, and stand up from death, and Christ shall give thee light."

Moffatt New Testament

Thus it is said, 'Wake up, O sleeper, and rise from the dead; so Christ will shine upon you.'

Montgomery New Testament

For this reason it is said, "Awake, thou sleeper! Arise from the dead; And Christ shall shine upon thee!"

NET Bible

For everything made evident is light, and for this reason it says: "Awake, O sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you!"

New Heart English Bible

Therefore he says, "Awake, you who sleep, and rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

Noyes New Testament

Wherefore he saith, "Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give thee light."

Sawyer New Testament

Wherefore he says, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore it saith - Up! thou sleeper, and arise from among the dead, and the Christ will shine upon thee.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Wherefore he saith, "Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light."

Twentieth Century New Testament

For everything that has its true character made manifest is clear as light. And that is why it is said--'Sleeper, awake! Arise from the dead, and the Christ shall give thee light!'

Webster

Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give thee light.

Weymouth New Testament

For this reason it is said, "Rise, sleeper; rise from among the dead, and Christ will shed light upon you."

Williams New Testament

So it is said: "Wake up, sleeper; get up from the dead, and Christ will make day dawn on you."

World English Bible

Therefore he says, "Awake, you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

Worrell New Testament

Wherefore, He saith: "Awake, you who are sleeping; and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine upon you!"

Worsley New Testament

Wherefore He saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

Youngs Literal Translation

wherefore he saith, 'Arouse thyself, thou who art sleeping, and arise out of the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
διό 
Dio 
Usage: 52

he saith
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

Awake thou
ἐγείρω 
Egeiro 
Usage: 101


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

καθεύδω 
Katheudo 
Usage: 11

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ἀνίστημι 
Anistemi 
arise, rise, rise up, rise again, raise up, stand up, raise up again,
Usage: 86

ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

the dead
νεκρός 
Nekros 
Usage: 105

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

ἐπιφαύω 
Epiphausko 
Usage: 1

σοί 
Soi 
thee, thou, thy, thine own, not tr
Usage: 113

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 5:14

Images Ephesians 5:14

Prayers for Ephesians 5:14

Context Readings

Light Versus Darkness

13 But all things exposed are revealed by the light, for everything that is seen is light. 14 Therefore he says, Awake, thou who sleep. And arise from the dead, and the Christ will shine upon thee. 15 Therefore watch carefully how ye walk, not as unwise but as wise,



Cross References

Isaiah 60:1

Arise, shine, for thy light has come, and the glory of LORD has risen upon thee.

Isaiah 26:19

Thy dead shall live. My dead bodies shall arise. Awake and sing, ye who dwell in the dust, for thy dew is [as] the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast forth the dead.

Isaiah 51:17

Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, who have drunk at the hand of LORD the cup of his wrath. Thou have drunk the bowl of the cup of staggering, and drained it.

Isaiah 52:1

Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion. Put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city. For henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

Ezekiel 37:4-10

Again he said to me, Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of LORD.

Luke 1:78

because of the bowels of mercy of our God, by which the dayspring from on high came to help us,

John 5:25-29

Truly, truly, I say to you, that an hour comes, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.

John 8:12

Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world. He who follows me would, no, not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.

John 9:5

When I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

John 11:43-44

And having said these things, he cried out with a great voice, Lazarus, come out.

Acts 13:47

For so the Lord has commanded us: I have placed thee for a light of Gentiles, for thee to be for salvation as far as the extremity of the earth.

Romans 6:4-5

We were buried therefore with him through the immersion into death, so that as Christ was raised up from the dead through the glory of the Father, so also we may walk in newness of life.

Romans 6:13

And do not present your body-parts as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God, as living out of the dead, and your body-parts as instruments of righteousness to God,

Romans 13:11-12

And this, knowing the time, that the hour is now for us to awake out of sleep. For our salvation is now nearer than when we believed.

1 Corinthians 15:34

Sober up rightly, and do not sin, for some have ignorance of God. I speak shame about you.

2 Corinthians 4:6

Because it is God who said, Out of darkness light is to shine, who shone in our hearts for an enlightenment of the knowledge of the glory of God in the presence of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 2:5

even us being dead in the transgressions, he made alive together with the Christ (ye are saved by grace),

Colossians 3:1

If therefore ye were raised with the Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.

1 Thessalonians 5:6

So then let us not sleep, as also the others, but let us watch and be sober.

2 Timothy 1:10

But which has now been manifested by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who indeed abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the good-news,

2 Timothy 2:26

and they may sober up out of the snare of the devil, having been captured by him for his will.

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