Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

The night has advanced and the day has approached. Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the weapons of light.

New American Standard Bible

The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

King James Version

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

Holman Bible

The night is nearly over, and the daylight is near, so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

International Standard Version

The night is almost over, and the day is near. Let's therefore put aside the actions of darkness and put on the armor of light.

American Standard Version

The night is far spent, and the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

Amplified

The night [this present evil age] is almost gone and the day [of Christ’s return] is almost here. So let us fling away the works of darkness and put on the [full] armor of light.

An Understandable Version

The night is almost over and the day is near. So, we should stop doing the deeds of darkness [i.e., sinful things] and we should arm ourselves with the weapons of light [i.e., virtues for right living].

Anderson New Testament

the night is far advanced, the day draws near. Let us, therefore, put off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

Bible in Basic English

The night is far gone, and the day is near: so let us put off the works of the dark, arming ourselves with light,

Common New Testament

The night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Daniel Mace New Testament

the night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore throw off the habits of darkness, and be invested with the ornaments of light.

Darby Translation

The night is far spent, and the day is near; let us cast away therefore the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

Godbey New Testament

For the night is far spent, and the day is at hand. Therefore let us lay aside the works of the darkness, and let us put on the arms of the light.

Goodspeed New Testament

The night is nearly over; the day is at hand. So let us throw aside the deeds of darkness, and put on the armor of light.

John Wesley New Testament

The night is far spent; the day is at hand, let us therefore put off the works of darkness, and put on the armour of light.

Julia Smith Translation

The night has advanced, and the day has drawn near: therefore let us lay down the works of darkness, and put on the weapons of light.

King James 2000

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The night is far gone, and the day has drawn near. Therefore let us throw off the deeds of darkness and put on the weapons of light.

Modern King James verseion

The night is far spent, the day is at hand; therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The night is past and the day is come nigh. Let us therefore cast away the deeds of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

Moffatt New Testament

It is far on in the night, the day is almost here; so let us drop the deeds of darkness and put on the armour of the light;

Montgomery New Testament

The night is far spent; The day is at hand. Let is therefore take off the deeds of darkness, Let us put on the armor of light.

NET Bible

The night has advanced toward dawn; the day is near. So then we must lay aside the works of darkness, and put on the weapons of light.

New Heart English Bible

The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let us therefore throw off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

Noyes New Testament

The night is far spent, the day is at hand; let us then throw off the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light.

Sawyer New Testament

The night is far advanced, and the day is at hand; let us lay aside therefore the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

The Emphasized Bible

The night, is far spent and, the day, hath drawn near; let us, then, cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

The night is far advanced, the day approaches: let us therefore put off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

Twentieth Century New Testament

The night is almost gone; the day is near. Therefore let us have done with the deeds of Darkness, and arm ourselves with the weapons of Light.

Webster

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

Weymouth New Testament

The night is far advanced, and day is about to dawn. We must therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness, and clothe ourselves with the armour of Light.

Williams New Testament

The night has almost passed; the day is at hand. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness, and put on the weapons of light.

World English Bible

The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let's therefore throw off the works of darkness, and let's put on the armor of light.

Worrell New Testament

The night was far spent, and the day has drawn near; let us, therefore, put off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

Worsley New Testament

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

Youngs Literal Translation

the night did advance, and the day came nigh; let us lay aside, therefore, the works of the darkness, and let us put on the armour of the light;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
νύξ 
Nux 
Usage: 52

is far spent
προκόπτω 
Prokopto 
Usage: 5

the day
ἡμέρα 
hemera 
day, daily 9, time, not tr,
Usage: 287

is at hand
ἐγγίζω 
Eggizo 
Usage: 28

let us
ἀποτίθημι 
Apotithemi 
Usage: 8

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

ἀποτίθημι 
Apotithemi 
Usage: 8

the works
ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

σκότος 
Skotos 
Usage: 23

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

let us put on
ἐνδύω 
Enduo 
put on, clothed with, clothed in, have on, clothe with, be endued, arrayed in, be clothed, vr put on
Usage: 23

the armour
ὅπλον 
Hoplon 
Usage: 6

References

Images Romans 13:12

Prayers for Romans 13:12

Context Readings

Love Fulfills The Law

11 And this, knowing the time, that the hour is now for us to awake out of sleep. For our salvation is now nearer than when we believed. 12 The night has advanced and the day has approached. Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the weapons of light. 13 Let us walk decently as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in beddings and wantonness, not in strife and envy.



Cross References

Ephesians 5:11

And do not associate with the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead even rebuke them.

2 Corinthians 6:7

in word of truth, in power of God, through the weapons of righteousness of the right hand and of the left,

1 Thessalonians 5:5-8

Ye are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.

Job 24:14-17

The murderer rises with the light. He kills the poor and needy. And in the night he is as a thief.

Song of Songs 2:17

Until the day be cool, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.

Isaiah 2:20

In that day men shall cast away their idols of silver, and their idols of gold, which have been made for them to worship, to the moles and to the bats,

Isaiah 30:22

And ye shall defile the overlaying of thy graven images of silver, and the plating of thy molten images of gold. Thou shall cast them away as an unclean thing. Thou shall say to it, Get thee away.

Ezekiel 18:31-32

Cast away from you all your transgressions, by which ye have transgressed, and make you a new heart and a new spirit. For why will ye die, O house of Israel?

John 3:19-21

And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light, for their deeds were evil.

Romans 13:14

But clothe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no forethought for lusts of the flesh.

Ephesians 4:22

for you to put off the old man according to your former conduct, the man who is corrupt according to the desires of deceitfulness,

Ephesians 6:11-18

Put on the full armor of God to enable you to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Colossians 3:8-17

But now ye also, put off all these things: anger, wrath, wickedness, reviling, filthy speaking out of your mouth.

James 1:21

Therefore having put off all filthiness and profusion of evil, receive with mildness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

1 John 2:8-9

Again, a new commandment I write to you, which is TRUE in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the TRUE light now shines.

Revelation 1:3

Blessed is he who reads, and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and who keep the things written in it, for the time is near.

Revelation 22:10

And he says to me, Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.

1 Peter 2:1

Therefore, having put off all evil and all deceit and hypocrisies and envies and all evil speaking,

1 John 1:5-7

And this is the message that we have heard from him and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

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