Parallel Verses

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)].

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.''

A Conservative Version

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

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.”

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 when all [such] things are exposed by the light [i.e., the truth], they become [clearly] visible [i.e., their true nature is revealed], for everything so revealed becomes illuminated. [Note: Possibly this means "it is light that clearly reveals everything"]. 14 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)]. 15 So, be careful how you live. Do not live ignorantly, but wisely,



Cross References

Luke 1:78

because of God's merciful compassion. Therefore, the morning sun from above will arise

John 5:25-29

Truly, truly, I tell you, the time is coming, and is now [actually] here, when those who are [spiritually] dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear [i.e., and heed His message] will have [spiritual] life.

John 8:12

So, Jesus spoke to them again [i.e., to the Jewish authorities. See 7:45], saying, "I am the light of the world. The person who becomes my follower will never live in [spiritual] darkness, but have the light of [i.e., for his] life [i.e., followers of Jesus will not live in error and sin but in truth and righteousness]."

John 9:5

While I am in the world I am the light of the world."

John 11:43-44

And after He had said this, He called out in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"

Acts 13:47

For the Lord commanded us to do this by saying, 'I have appointed you to be a light to the [unconverted] Gentiles, so that you should be [the occasion] for [bringing] salvation to the farthest corner of the earth.' "

Romans 6:4-5

Therefore, we were buried with Him through [our] immersion [in water] into [a relationship with] His death, so that, just like Christ was raised up from the dead through the glorious power of the Father, so we also can [be raised up from the water to] live a new life.

Romans 6:13

And do not offer the parts of your bodies [i.e., hands, eyes, etc. See Matt. 5:29-30] as tools for [accomplishing] evil purposes; but [instead] offer yourselves to God, as [people who are] alive from the dead [i.e., no longer under the power of sin] and the parts of your bodies as tools for [accomplishing] righteous purposes for God.

Romans 13:11-12

Now this [is another reason for observing the law of love]: You should know that it is about time to wake up out of your [spiritual] sleep, because [the day of our final] salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed [in Christ].

1 Corinthians 15:34

Come to your senses; do what is right and stop sinning. Some of you do not know God [i.e., in a personal way]. I am saying this to make you ashamed.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, who said [Gen. 1:3], "Light will shine out of darkness," has [also] shone in our hearts to provide [us with] the light of the knowledge of God's splendor [as it shines] on the face of Christ. [Note: This allusion to "splendor shining on Christ's face" may be a continuation of the analogy used in 3:13].

Ephesians 2:5

restored [spiritual] life to us with Christ, even though we were [spiritually] dead because of our sins --- it is by God's unearned favor that you have been saved.

Colossians 3:1

If then you people have been raised up together with Christ [i.e., from your burial in immersion, See 2:12-13 with Rom. 6:4], pay attention to the things that are above [i.e., heavenly things], where Christ is seated at the right side of God.

1 Thessalonians 5:6

So then, we should not be [spiritually] asleep, like the rest [i.e., the unsaved world], but we should be alert and sober [i.e., in control of our senses].

2 Timothy 1:10

But, it has [only] now been made known to us by the appearance of our Savior Christ Jesus, who has put an end to death and brought [never ending] life and incorruption [i.e., immortality] to light through the Gospel [message],

2 Timothy 2:26

and that they will come to their senses and escape from being trapped by the devil, who had captured them to do what he wanted.

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