Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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.”

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.

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 And all things refuted, by light are made manifest: for everything made manifest is light. 14 Wherefore he says, Awake, who sleeping, and arise from the dead, and Christ will enlighten thee. 15 See therefore how ye walk accurately, not as unwise, but as wise,



Cross References

Isaiah 60:1

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

Isaiah 26:19

Thy dead shall live, with my corpse shall they rise. Awake and shout, ye dwelling in dust: for the dew of brightness is thy dew, and the land of the shades shall fall.

Isaiah 51:17

Arise, arise, stand up, O Jerusalem, who drank from the hand of Jehovah the cup of his wrath; thou didst drink the goblet cup of reeling, pressing out

Isaiah 52:1

Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion; put on the garments of thy glory, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for the uncircumcised shall no more add to come into thee, and the unclean.

Ezekiel 37:4-10

And he will say to me, Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, Ye dry bones, hear the word of Jehovah.

Luke 1:78

Through the bowels of mercy of our God; by which the rising of the sun of sublimity has reviewed us,

John 5:25-29

Truly, truly, I say to you, That the hour comes, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they hearing shall live.

John 8:12

Again therefore Jesus spake to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he following me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 9:5

While I be in the world, I am the light of the world.

John 11:43-44

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

Acts 13:47

For so has the Lord commanded us, I have set thee for a light of the nations, for thee to be for salvation even to the last of the earth.

Romans 6:4-5

Therefore were we buried with him by immersion into death: that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so also we should walk in newness of life.

Romans 6:13

Neither present ye your members weapons of injustice to sin: but present yourselves to God, as living from the dead, and your members weapons of justice to God.

Romans 13:11-12

And this, knowing the time, that already the hour ye should be awakened out of sleep: for now our salvation nearer than when we believed.

1 Corinthians 15:34

Recover your senses rightly, and in not; for some have a want of knowledge of God: I speak to your confusion.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, having spoken light to shine out of darkness, who shone in our hearts, to the enlightening of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 2:5

And we being dead in faults, he made alive together with Christ, (by grace are ye saved;)

Colossians 3:1

If therefore ye be risen with Christ, seek things above, where Christ is sitting on the right hand of God.

1 Thessalonians 5:6

Therefore let us not sleep, as also the rest; but let us watch and be sober.

2 Timothy 1:10

And now made manifest by the appearance of our Saviour Jesus Christ, having truly left death unemployed, and having brought life and immortality to light by the good news:

2 Timothy 2:26

That they may return to a state of sobriety from the snare of the devil, being taken alive by him at his will.

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