Ephesians 5:14

“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherfore hee saith: Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall giue thee light.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this reason it says, "Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore `he' saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason he says, Be awake, you who are sleeping, and come up from among the dead, and Christ will be your light.
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore he says, Wake up, [thou] that sleepest, and arise up from among the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give thee light.
- Webster's Bible

For this reason it is said, "Rise, sleeper; rise from among the dead, and Christ will shed light upon you."
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore he says, "Awake, you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
- World English Bible

For which thing he seith, Rise thou that slepist, and rise vp fro deth, and Crist schal liytne thee.
- Wycliffe Bible

wherefore he saith, `Arouse thyself, thou who art sleeping, and arise out of the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:14


5:14 Wherefore he - God. Saith - In the general tenor of his word, to all who are still in darkness. Awake thou that steepest - In ignorance of God and thyself; in stupid insensibility. And arise from the dead - From the death of sin. And Christ shall give thee light - Knowledge, holiness, happiness.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:14


Eph 5:14 Wherefore he saith. Who says, or where, is uncertain. There is a similar thought in Isa 60:1,2 26:19. He probably means that God, in substance, says. Awake thou that sleepest. The sleeper represents one not converted. Arise from the dead. From death in sin (Eph 2:1). Conversion is often described as a spiritual resurrection (Ro 6:4-6 Col 2:12). And Christ. Christ gives light to all who come to him. The Greek quotation is in verse, and has been translated, Sleeper, awake; rise from the dead, And Christ on thee his light shall shed.

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