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

  • BettyG
    Eph. 5:6-8; Thank-you; enjoy
  • Alex
    IMO EPH 5/27 ANSWERS TO THE TRANSFIGURATION SCRIPTURES, ON THE MOUNT THERE HE WAS PRESENTING TO GOD A GLORIOUS CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT R WRINKLE His raiment that was WHITE AS SNOW is us Sinners,isa. says tho your Sins be as scarlet THEY SHALL BE WHITE AS SNOW, YA MEMBER HE WAS CLOTHED WITH A VESTURE DIPPED IN BLOOD, WE ARE HIS VESTURE MADE WHITE AS SNOW BY HIS BLOOD,I WAS NAKED AND YOU CLOTHED ME.
  • Alex
    Christ is gonna present to HIMSELF ( GOD ) A GLORIOUS CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE,WHEN HE WAS ON THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION ITS PROPHETIC OF WHEN HE WD PRESENT TO GOD A GLORIOUS CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT OF WRINKLE, HIS RAIMENT THAT WAS WHITE AS SNOW IS HIS CHURCH. ISA. SAID THO YOUR SINS BE AS SCARLET THEY SHALL BE WHITE AS SNOW THATS US SINNERS. I WAS NAKED AND YOU CLOTHED ME, WE ARE HIS VESTURE.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: This shows that God will judge us based on what comes out of our mouths. What we say has an impact on the way that God views us.
  • A disciple
    "This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church." Jesus taught the contentious Jews (John 8) that being Abraham's seed didn't make them Children; but those walking after the same Spirit that Abraham walked those are the true Children. So with respect to being Children of God by faith in Jesus Christ our Lord it is known what kind we are by the kind of behavior and character.
  • 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 COLOSSIANS 2:8 BEWARE LEST --ANY MAN-- SPOIL YOU THROUGH PHILOSOPHY AND VAIN DECEIT AFTER THE TRADITION OF MEN AFTER THE RUDIMENTS OF THE WORLD AND NOT AFTER CHRIST

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