Parallel Verses

Amplified

Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.

New American Standard Bible

making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

King James Version

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Holman Bible

making the most of the time, because the days are evil.

International Standard Version

making the best use of your time because the times are evil.

A Conservative Version

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

American Standard Version

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

An Understandable Version

making the most of every opportunity, because these days are evil.

Anderson New Testament

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Bible in Basic English

Making good use of the time, because the days are evil.

Common New Testament

making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

Daniel Mace New Testament

weighing the circumstances of the season, because the times are dangerous.

Darby Translation

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Godbey New Testament

buying in the opportunity, because the days are evil.

Goodspeed New Testament

and make the most of your opportunity, for these are evil times.

John Wesley New Testament

not as fools, but as wise men, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Julia Smith Translation

Making purchase of time, for the days are evil.

King James 2000

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Lexham Expanded Bible

making the most of the time because the days are evil.

Modern King James verseion

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

redeeming the time: for the days are evil.

Moffatt New Testament

make the very most of your time, for these are evil days.

Montgomery New Testament

Buy up opportunity, for the times are evil.

NET Bible

taking advantage of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

New Heart English Bible

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Noyes New Testament

buying up for yourselves opportunities, because the days are evil.

Sawyer New Testament

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

The Emphasized Bible

Buying out for yourselves the opportunity, because, the days, are evil;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Making the most of every opportunity; for these are evil days.

Webster

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Weymouth New Testament

Buy up your opportunities, for these are evil times.

Williams New Testament

and continue to make the most of your opportunities, for the times are evil.

World English Bible

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Worrell New Testament

buying up the opportunity, because the days are evil.

Worsley New Testament

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Youngs Literal Translation

redeeming the time, because the days are evil;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐξαγοράζω 
Exagorazo 
Usage: 4

the time
καιρός 
Kairos 
Usage: 63

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

the days
ἡμέρα 
hemera 
day, daily 9, time, not tr,
Usage: 287

are
εἰσί 
Eisi 
are, be, were, have, not tr,
Usage: 97

References

Context Readings

Consistency In The Christian Life

15 Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), 16 Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.



Cross References

Ephesians 6:13

Therefore put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].

Colossians 4:5

Behave yourselves wisely [living prudently and with discretion] in your relations with those of the outside world (the non-Christians), making the very most of the time and seizing (buying up) the opportunity.

Ecclesiastes 12:1

Remember [earnestly] also your Creator [that you are not your own, but His property now] in the days of your youth, before the evil days come or the years draw near when you will say [of physical pleasures], I have no enjoyment in them -- "

Amos 5:13

Therefore he who is prudent will keep silence in such a time, for it is an evil time.

Psalm 37:19

They shall not be put to shame in the time of evil; and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the place of the dead), where you are going.

Ecclesiastes 11:2

Give a portion to seven, yes, even [divide it] to eight, for you know not what evil may come upon the earth.

John 12:35

So Jesus said to them, You will have the Light only a little while longer. Walk while you have the Light [keep on living by it], so that darkness may not overtake and overcome you. He who walks about in the dark does not know where he goes [he is drifting].

Acts 11:28-29

And one of them named Agabus stood up and prophesied through the [Holy] Spirit that a great and severe famine would come upon the whole world. And this did occur during the reign of Claudius.

Romans 13:11

Besides this you know what [a critical] hour this is, how it is high time now for you to wake up out of your sleep (rouse to reality). For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ, the Messiah).

1 Corinthians 7:26

I think then, because of the impending distress [that is even now setting in], it is well (expedient, profitable, and wholesome) for a person to remain as he or she is.

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

I mean, brethren, the appointed time has been winding down and it has grown very short. From now on, let even those who have wives be as if they had none,

Galatians 1:4

Who gave (yielded) Himself up [ to atone] for our sins [and to save and sanctify us], in order to rescue and deliver us from this present wicked age and world order, in accordance with the will and purpose and plan of our God and Father -- "

Galatians 6:10

So then, as occasion and opportunity open up to us, let us do good [ morally] to all people [not only being useful or profitable to them, but also doing what is for their spiritual good and advantage]. Be mindful to be a blessing, especially to those of the household of faith [those who belong to God's family with you, the believers].

Ephesians 6:15

And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.

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