Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Making purchase of time, for 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.

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.

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.

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 See therefore how ye walk accurately, not as unwise, but as wise, 16 Making purchase of time, for the days are evil. 17 For this be not foolish, but understanding what the will of the Lord.



Cross References

Ephesians 6:13

For this take up the complete armor of God, that ye might be able to withstand in the evil day, and having effected all things, to stand.

Colossians 4:5

In wisdom walk toward them without, purchasing the time.

Ecclesiastes 12:1

And remember him creating thee in the days of thy youth, till even when the days of evil shall not come, and the years draw near in which thou shalt say, Not to me delight in them;

Amos 5:13

For this the prudent one shall be silent in that time, for it is an evil time.

Psalm 37:19

They shall not be ashamed in the time of evil, and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

All which thy hand shall find to do, with thy strength, do thou; for no work and understanding and knowledge and wisdom, in hades where thou goest there.

Ecclesiastes 11:2

Thou shalt give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou shalt not know what shall be evil upon the earth.

John 12:35

Then said Jesus to them, Yet a little time the light is with you. Walk while ye have light, lest darkness overtake you: and he walking in darkness knows not where he retires.

Acts 11:28-29

And one of them having risen, Agabus by name, signified by the Holy Spirit a great famine was about to be upon the whole habitable globe: which was during Claudius Caesar.

Romans 13:11

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 7:26

I think therefore this to be good for the present necessity, that it is good for a man to be thus.

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

And this I say, brethren, the time is restricted; as to the rest, that they also having wives should be as not having;

Galatians 1:4

Having given himself for our sins, that he might take us away out of this present evil time, according to the will of God and our Father:

Galatians 6:10

Wherefore then as we have time, let us work good to all, and chiefly to them of the household of faith.

Ephesians 6:15

And fastened under the feet in preparation of the good news of peace;

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