Parallel Verses

NET Bible

for you were at one time darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light --

New American Standard Bible

for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light

King James Version

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

Holman Bible

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

International Standard Version

For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light,

A Conservative Version

For ye were once darkness, but now light in Lord. Walk as children of light

American Standard Version

For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light

Amplified

For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [live as those who are native-born to the Light]

An Understandable Version

for you people were once darkness [i.e., when living in sin], but now you are light in [fellowship with] the Lord. [So], live like people who belong to light [i.e., who live godly lives],

Anderson New Testament

For you were formerly darkness; but now you are light in the Lord: walk as children of light;

Bible in Basic English

For you at one time were dark, but now are light in the Lord: let your behaviour be that of children of light

Common New Testament

for once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light

Daniel Mace New Testament

you were heretofore altogether in the dark, but now being enlightned by the Lord, behave as children of light:

Darby Translation

for ye were once darkness, but now light in the Lord; walk as children of light,

Godbey New Testament

For at one time ye were darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord: walk about as children of the light,

Goodspeed New Testament

For once you were sheer darkness, but now, as Christians, you are light itself. You must live like children of light,

John Wesley New Testament

For ye were once darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord:

Julia Smith Translation

For ye were then darkness, and now light in the Lord: walk ye as children of light:

King James 2000

For you were once darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

Lexham Expanded Bible

for you were formerly darkness, but now [you are] light in the Lord. Live like children of light

Modern King James verseion

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.

Moffatt New Testament

For while once upon a time you were darkness, now in the Lord you are light; lead the life of those who are children of the light

Montgomery New Testament

For you were once darkness, but are now in the Lord.

New Heart English Bible

For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,

Noyes New Testament

For ye were once darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,

Sawyer New Testament

For you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,??9 for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,??10 proving what is well pleasing to the Lord,

The Emphasized Bible

For ye were, at one time, darkness, but, now, are ye light in the Lord, - as children of light, be walking,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For ye were formerly darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light;

Twentieth Century New Testament

For, although you were once in Darkness, now, by your union with the Lord, you are in the Light. Live as 'Children of Light'- -

Webster

For ye were sometime darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light;

Weymouth New Testament

There was a time when you were nothing but darkness. Now, as Christians, you are Light itself.

Williams New Testament

For at one time you were darkness itself, but now in union with the Lord you are light itself. You must live like children of light,

World English Bible

For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,

Worrell New Testament

for ye were once darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord; walk as children of light

Worsley New Testament

For ye were heretofore darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord:

Youngs Literal Translation

for ye were once darkness, and now light in the Lord; as children of light walk ye,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

ye were
ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

ποτέ 
Pote 
in time past, at any time, in times past, sometimes, sometime, once, not tr,
Usage: 28

σκότος 
Skotos 
Usage: 23

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

now
νῦν 
Nun 
Usage: 102

are ye light
φῶς 
Phos 
Usage: 44

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

περιπατέω 
Peripateo 
walk, go, walk about, be occupied
Usage: 77

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

τέκνον 
Teknon 
Usage: 69

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 5:8

Devotionals containing Ephesians 5:8

Images Ephesians 5:8

Prayers for Ephesians 5:8

Context Readings

Light Versus Darkness

7 Therefore do not be partakers with them, 8 for you were at one time darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light -- 9 for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth --



Cross References

Luke 16:8

The master commended the dishonest manager because he acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their contemporaries than the people of light.

John 12:36

While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become sons of light." When Jesus had said these things, he went away and hid himself from them.

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes so that they turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'

Isaiah 2:5

O descendants of Jacob, come, let us walk in the Lord's guiding light.

John 8:12

Then Jesus spoke out again, "I am the light of the world. The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

Ephesians 2:2

in which you formerly lived according to this world's present path, according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience,

Psalm 74:20

Remember your covenant promises, for the dark regions of the earth are full of places where violence rules.

Isaiah 9:2

The people walking in darkness see a bright light; light shines on those who live in a land of deep darkness.

Isaiah 42:6-7

"I, the Lord, officially commission you; I take hold of your hand. I protect you and make you a covenant mediator for people, and a light to the nations,

Isaiah 42:16

I will lead the blind along an unfamiliar way; I will guide them down paths they have never traveled. I will turn the darkness in front of them into light, and level out the rough ground. This is what I will do for them. I will not abandon them.

Isaiah 49:6

he says, "Is it too insignificant a task for you to be my servant, to reestablish the tribes of Jacob, and restore the remnant of Israel? I will make you a light to the nations, so you can bring my deliverance to the remote regions of the earth."

Isaiah 49:9

You will say to the prisoners, 'Come out,' and to those who are in dark dungeons, 'Emerge.' They will graze beside the roads; on all the slopes they will find pasture.

Isaiah 60:1-3

"Arise! Shine! For your light arrives! The splendor of the Lord shines on you!

Isaiah 60:19-20

The sun will no longer supply light for you by day, nor will the moon's brightness shine on you; the Lord will be your permanent source of light -- the splendor of your God will shine upon you.

Jeremiah 13:16

Show the Lord your God the respect that is due him. Do it before he brings the darkness of disaster. Do it before you stumble into distress like a traveler on the mountains at twilight. Do it before he turns the light of deliverance you hope for into the darkness and gloom of exile.

Matthew 4:16

the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light, and on those who sit in the region and shadow of death a light has dawned."

Luke 1:79

to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."

John 1:4-5

In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind.

John 1:9

The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

John 12:46

I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in darkness.

Acts 17:30

Therefore, although God has overlooked such times of ignorance, he now commands all people everywhere to repent,

Romans 1:21

For although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God or give him thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts and their senseless hearts were darkened.

Romans 2:19

and if you are convinced that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

1 Corinthians 1:30

He is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

2 Corinthians 3:18

And we all, with unveiled faces reflecting the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, which is from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, who said "Let light shine out of darkness," is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.

2 Corinthians 6:14

Do not become partners with those who do not believe, for what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship does light have with darkness?

Galatians 5:25

If we live by the Spirit, let us also behave in accordance with the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:11-12

Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh -- who are called "uncircumcision" by the so-called "circumcision" that is performed on the body by human hands --

Ephesians 4:18

They are darkened in their understanding, being alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardness of their hearts.

Ephesians 5:2

and live in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.

Ephesians 6:12

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.

Colossians 1:13

He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves,

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

But you, brothers and sisters, are not in the darkness for the day to overtake you like a thief would.

Titus 3:3

For we too were once foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to various passions and desires, spending our lives in evil and envy, hateful and hating one another.

1 Peter 2:9-11

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 2:8-11

On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

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