Romans 13:11

“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleepe: for now is our saluation neerer then when we beleeued.”

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Other Translations

And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed.
- King James Version

{Do} this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And this, knowing the season, that already it is time for you to awake out of sleep: for now is salvation nearer to us than when we `first' believed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See then that the time has come for you to be awake from sleep: for now is your salvation nearer than when you first had faith.
- Basic English Bible

This also, knowing the time, that it is already time that *we* should be aroused out of sleep; for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed.
- Darby Bible

And this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
- Webster's Bible

Carry out these injunctions because you know the critical period at which we are living, and that it is now high time, to rouse yourselves from sleep; for salvation is now nearer to us than when we first became believers.
- Weymouth Bible

Do this, knowing the time, that it is already time for you to awaken out of sleep, for salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed.
- World English Bible

And we knowen this tyme, that the our is now, that we rise fro sleep; for now oure heelthe is neer, than whanne we bileueden.
- Wycliffe Bible

And this, knowing the time, that for us, the hour already [is] to be aroused out of sleep, for now nearer [is] our salvation than when we did believe;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 13:11


13:11 And do this - Fulfil the law of love in all the instances above mentioned. Knowing the season - Full of grace, but hasting away. That it is high time to awake out of sleep - How beautifully is the metaphor carried on! This life, a night; the resurrection, the day; the gospel shining on the heart, the dawn of this day; we are to awake out of sleep; to rise up and throw away our night - clothes, fit only for darkness, and put on new; and, being soldiers, we are to arm, and prepare for fight, who are encompassed with so many enemies. The day dawns when we receive faith, and then sleep gives place. Then it is time to rise, to arm, to walk, to work, lest sleep steal upon us again. Final salvation, glory, is nearer to us now, than when we first believed - It is continually advancing, flying forward upon the swiftest wings of time. And that which remains between the present hour and eternity is comparatively but a moment.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 13:11


Ro 13:11 [It is] high time to awake out of sleep. To awake from carelessness and indifference. For now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed. Their eternal salvation. That was certainly true of them, and is true of every believer now. Some have thought that Paul referred to the speedy second coming of the Lord. He did not know the time of that event, nor did any man, but it might be that he shared the hope of the early, suffering church, that it would be speedy. See Mt 24:36 1Th 5:1,2 2Th 2:1.

Discussion for Romans 13

  • Lu2677
    Roman 13:1 "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers (government).For there are no powers but of God,(our government is put in place by God).The powers that be, are ordained by God." This chapter is telling us to give honor,give tribute,love,submit,owe nothing to government officials. Regardless of what they do. His word stands!
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 13:11 AND THAT KNOWING THE TIME THAT NOW IT IS HIGH TIME TO AWAKE OUT OF SLEEP FOR NOW OUR SALVATION IS NEARER THAN WHEN WE BELIEVED 2 TIMOTHY 4:7 I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH ****HEBREWS 10:36 FOR YOU HAVE NEED OF PATIENCE THAT --- AFTER --- YOU HAVE DONE THE WILL OF GOD YOU MIGHT RECEIVE THE PROMISE
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 13:2 WHOSOEVER THEREFORE RESISTETH THE POWER RESISTETH THE ORDINANCE OF GOD AND THEY THAT RESIST SHALL RECEIVE TO THEMSELVES DAMNATION 1JOHN 3:18 MY LITTLE CHILDREN LET US NOT LOVE IN WORD NEITHER IN TONGUE BUT IN DEED AND TRUTH
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 13:9 FOR THIS THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY --- THOU SHALT NOT KILL --- THOU SHALT NOT STEAL THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS THOU SHALT NOT COVET AND IF THERE BE ANY OTHER COMMANDMENT IT IS BRIEFLY COMPREHENDED IN THIS SAYING NAMELY THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF---HELP US LORD TO UNDERSTAND WE CANT LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS IF WE'RE KILLING THEM HELP US LORD
  • Kathrina
    Also in 1John 3:14 Jesus says We know that we have pass from death to life, because we love the brethren.
    He that love not his brother abide in death.
    And in 1 John3:3 says every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
    Luke 6:46 says, Why call me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things I say?
  • Vanessa
    we are to love all, even thy enemy as he says in matthew 5:43-48 and in luke 6:27 -36 if our Lord did then so should we and pray for them, those that walk in sinful ways pray for them, you cant be consumed with hatred and live in the light of the Lord, you cant live praising yourself as well for good things you do, you must be humble, walk in faith, except Christ as your savior , repent your sins

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