Ephesians 5:16

“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Redeming the time, because the dayes are euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

making the most of your time, because the days are evil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Making good use of the time, because the days are evil.
- Basic English Bible

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
- Darby Bible

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
- Webster's Bible

Buy up your opportunities, for these are evil times.
- Weymouth Bible

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
- World English Bible

not as vnwise men, but as wise men, ayenbiynge tyme, for the daies ben yuele.
- Wycliffe Bible

redeeming the time, because the days are evil;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:16


5:16 With all possible care redeeming the time - Saving all you can for the best purposes; buying every possible moment out of the hands of sin and Satan; out of the hands of sloth, ease, pleasure, worldly business; the more diligently, because the present are evil days, days of the grossest ignorance, immorality, and profaneness.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:16


Eph 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Using every opportunity; buying them by giving up present enjoyment.

Discussion for Ephesians 5

  • Irene123
    Eph. 5:21 - "Since God is the source of all power, authority; when we submit to His Word we submit to Him. Yes, submit. By using the 'S' word God is saying, "I am not saying you have to like it before you do it." Matt. 11:30. All power; the simple act of being able to use our jaws to chew, to talk, to point a finger at an object, to scratch your toes together when they itch; He's the source .....
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 5:6 LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU WITH VAIN WORDS FOR BECAUSE OF THESE THINGS COMETH THE WRATH OF GOD UPON THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE 5:7 BE NOT YOU THEREFORE PARTAKERS WITH THEM
  • BSP
    We should thank God for all the good that we are able to enjoy. Jehovah a God has given us the gift of life and any good that we enjoy is truly because he allows us to exist.
  • I AM
    Whoso privily slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has a high look and a proud heart will not I suffer. Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, says the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee. And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
  • Irene123
    V. Ship - I really enjoyed your message on Eph.; It was 'refreshing' - to say the least - LOL.
  • LadyA
    LOVE THE LORD GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR MIND AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL.

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