Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

making the most of every opportunity, because these 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.

Amplified

making the very most of your time [on earth, recognizing and taking advantage of each opportunity and using it with wisdom and diligence], because the days are [filled with] 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.

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 So, be careful how you live. Do not live ignorantly, but wisely, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because these days are evil. 17 Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.



Cross References

Ephesians 6:13

Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that you can withstand [the devil, See verse 11] when the evil day comes. And, after you have done everything you can, still remain standing firm [in the faith].

Colossians 4:5

Be wise in the way you live in front of outsiders [i.e., non-Christians], making the most of every opportunity.

Colossians 4:5

Be wise in the way you live in front of outsiders [i.e., non-Christians], making the most of every opportunity.

Colossians 4:5

Be wise in the way you live in front of outsiders [i.e., non-Christians], making the most of every opportunity.

Colossians 4:5

Be wise in the way you live in front of outsiders [i.e., non-Christians], making the most of every opportunity.

Colossians 4:5

Be wise in the way you live in front of outsiders [i.e., non-Christians], making the most of every opportunity.

Colossians 4:5

Be wise in the way you live in front of outsiders [i.e., non-Christians], making the most of every opportunity.

John 12:35

So, Jesus said to them, "The Light will be among you for only a little while [longer]. Walk around while you [still] have the Light [with you], before darkness surrounds you. For the person who walks around in darkness does not know where he is going.

Acts 11:28-29

One of them, a man named Agabus, stood up and indicated by [the direction of] the Holy Spirit that there was going to be a severe worldwide famine, which [actually] took place during the time that Claudius ruled.

Romans 13:11

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 7:26

So, because of the impending crisis, I think it is a good thing for a man to remain as he is.

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

But I say this, brothers; there is not much time left [i.e., before the crisis arrives in full fury. See verse 26]. From now on those men who are married should live as though they were single.

Galatians 1:4

who gave Himself to [save us from] our sins so that He might deliver us from [the control and condemnation of] this present evil world. [This is] according to the will of our God and Father,

Galatians 6:10

So then, we should do the right thing toward every person whenever we have the opportunity, and especially toward people who are part of God's family [i.e., those making up "the faith"].

Ephesians 6:15

And put on your shoes, ready to [go and] spread the Gospel of peace.

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