Parallel Verses

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,

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,

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.

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 So you must stop having anything to do with them. 8 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, 9 for the product of light consists in practicing everything that is good and right and true;



Cross References

Luke 16:8

And his master praised the dishonest manager, because he acted with shrewd business sense, for the men of the world act with more business sense toward their fellows than the men who enjoy spiritual light.

John 12:36

While you have the light believe in the light, that you may become sons of light." On saying this Jesus went away and hid Himself.

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from Satan's power to God, so as to have their sins forgiven and have a possession among those that are consecrated by faith in me.'

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from Satan's power to God, so as to have their sins forgiven and have a possession among those that are consecrated by faith in me.'

John 8:12

Then Jesus again addressed them and said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever continues to follow me need never walk in darkness, but he will enjoy the light that means life."

Ephesians 2:2

in which you once lived in accordance with the spirit of this present world, and the mighty prince of the air, who is always at work in the disobedient, among whom all of us, we Jews as well as you heathen,

Ephesians 2:2

in which you once lived in accordance with the spirit of this present world, and the mighty prince of the air, who is always at work in the disobedient, among whom all of us, we Jews as well as you heathen,

Ephesians 2:2

in which you once lived in accordance with the spirit of this present world, and the mighty prince of the air, who is always at work in the disobedient, among whom all of us, we Jews as well as you heathen,

Ephesians 2:2-7

in which you once lived in accordance with the spirit of this present world, and the mighty prince of the air, who is always at work in the disobedient, among whom all of us, we Jews as well as you heathen,

Ephesians 2:2

in which you once lived in accordance with the spirit of this present world, and the mighty prince of the air, who is always at work in the disobedient, among whom all of us, we Jews as well as you heathen,

Ephesians 2:2

in which you once lived in accordance with the spirit of this present world, and the mighty prince of the air, who is always at work in the disobedient, among whom all of us, we Jews as well as you heathen,

Ephesians 2:2

in which you once lived in accordance with the spirit of this present world, and the mighty prince of the air, who is always at work in the disobedient, among whom all of us, we Jews as well as you heathen,

Ephesians 2:2-3

in which you once lived in accordance with the spirit of this present world, and the mighty prince of the air, who is always at work in the disobedient, among whom all of us, we Jews as well as you heathen,

Ephesians 2:2-20

in which you once lived in accordance with the spirit of this present world, and the mighty prince of the air, who is always at work in the disobedient, among whom all of us, we Jews as well as you heathen,

Ephesians 2:2

in which you once lived in accordance with the spirit of this present world, and the mighty prince of the air, who is always at work in the disobedient, among whom all of us, we Jews as well as you heathen,

Matthew 4:16

The people that were living in darkness have seen a great light, and on those that were living in the land of the shadow of death; a light has dawned."

Luke 1:79

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

John 1:4-5

It was by Him that life began to exist, and that life was the light of mankind.

John 1:9

The real light, which sheds light upon everyone, was just coming into the world.

John 12:46

I have come as light into the world, so that no one who continues to believe in me can remain in darkness.

Acts 17:30

Though God overlooked those times of ignorance, He now commands all men everywhere to repent,

Romans 1:21

because, although they once knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give Him thanks, but became silly in their senseless speculations, and so their insensible hearts have been shrouded in darkness.

Romans 2:19

and if you are sure that you are a guide to the blind, a light to those in darkness,

1 Corinthians 1:30

So you owe it all to Him through union with Christ Jesus, whom God has made our wisdom, our means of right standing, our consecration, and our redemption,

2 Corinthians 3:18

And all of us, with faces uncovered, because we continue to reflect like mirrors the splendor of the Lord, are being transformed into likeness to Him, from one degree of splendor to another, since it comes 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 has shone in my heart, to give me the light of the knowledge of God's glory, reflected on the face of Christ.

2 Corinthians 6:14

Stop forming intimate and inconsistent relations with unbelievers. What partnership can right-doing have with law-breaking, or how can light participate with darkness?

Galatians 5:25

If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk where the Spirit leads.

Ephesians 2:11-12

So remember that you were once heathen in a physical sense, called the uncircumcised by those who call themselves the circumcised -- though only in a physical sense, by human hands.

Ephesians 4:18

with darkened understanding, estranged from the life of God because of the ignorance that exists among them and because of the stubbornness of their hearts;

Ephesians 5:2

and practice living in love, just as Christ loved you too and gave Himself for you as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Ephesians 6:12

For our contest is not with human foes alone, but with the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark world; that is, with the spirit-forces of evil challenging us in the heavenly contest.

Colossians 1:13

It is God who has delivered us out of the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of His dearly loved Son,

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

But you, brothers, are not in darkness, so that that day, like a thief, should take you by surprise;

Titus 3:3

For once we too were without understanding, disobedient, misled, habitual slaves to all sorts of passions and pleasures, spending our lives in malice and envy.

1 Peter 2:9-11

But you are the chosen race, the royal priesthood, the consecrated nation, the people to be His very own, to proclaim the perfections of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.

1 John 1:7

But if we continue to live in the light, just as He is in the light, we have unbroken fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son continues to cleanse us from every sin.

1 John 2:8-11

Yet it is a new command that I am writing you; it is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

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