Parallel Verses

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,

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.

NET Bible

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

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,

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 Be not therefore partakers with them. 8 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,



Cross References

Luke 16:8

And the lord praised the unjust steward, because he did wisely; for the children of this life are wiser, for their generation, than the children of light.

John 12:36

While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may be children of light. Jesus said these things, and went away and concealed himself from them.

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among the sanctified by faith in me.

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among the sanctified by faith in me.

John 8:12

THEN Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12

THEN Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12

THEN Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12

THEN Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12-7

THEN Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12

THEN Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12

THEN Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12

THEN Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12-3

THEN Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12-20

THEN Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12

THEN Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.

Matthew 4:16

the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and upon those who sat in the region and shade of death has light arisen.

Luke 1:79

to illuminate those sitting in darkness and the shade of death, to direct our feet in the way of peace.

John 1:4-5

In him was life, and the life was the light of men;

John 1:9

The light was the true [light] which lights every man that comes into the world.

John 12:46

I have come a light into the world, that no one who believes in me should continue in darkness.

Acts 17:30

Overlooking therefore the times of ignorance, God now commands all men everywhere to change their minds,

Romans 1:21

because having known God they glorified him not as God neither were thankful, but became vain in their reasonings and their ignorant mind was darkened.

Romans 2:19

and believe yourself to be a guide of the blind, a light of those in darkness,

1 Corinthians 1:30

But you are of him in Christ Jesus, who has become to us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and sanctification and redemption,

2 Corinthians 3:18

And we all with unvailed face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same likeness, from glory to glory, as by the Spirit of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 6:14

Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers; for what participation has righteousness with wickedness? or what communion has light with darkness?

Galatians 5:25

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:11-12

Wherefore, remember that you were formerly gentiles by birth, called uncircumcision by that called circumcision made in the flesh by the hand,

Ephesians 4:18

with their understandings darkened, alienated from the life of God on account of the ignorance which is in them, on account of the hardness of their hearts,

Ephesians 5:2

and walk in love, as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God of good odor.

Ephesians 6:12

for our conflict is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the potentates of the darkness of this world, against the spiritual [hosts] of evil in the heavenly [worlds].

Colossians 1:13

who delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love,

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

But you, brothers, are not in darkness, that the day should come upon you like a thief;

Titus 3:3

For we formerly were foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, detestable, and hating one another;

1 Peter 2:9-11

But you are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that you should declare the virtues of him who called you out of darkness into his glorious light;

1 John 1:7

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

1 John 2:8-11

Again, a new commandment I write you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is past and the true light now appears.

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