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

  • 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
  • Ray321
    John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. AMEN
  • Geraldine cole
    Praise another day the Lord Jesus has been merciful to us let us rejoice in it honor him love one another and be truthful to all people study the word ask for understanding let not look down on anyone or mistreat anyone why Jesus is looking down on the Earth we shall reap what we have sowd out .remember if u are saved it was not u who saved u it was Jesus who draw u to him
  • Ray321
    1 John 4:1-2 1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: The Word of God will deliver us from evil. The Word is Alive.
  • 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 1 JOHN 3:10 IN THIS THE --- CHILDREN OF GOD ARE MANIFEST AND THE CHILDREN OF the devil WHOSOEVER DOETH NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS --- IS NOT OF GOD ---NEITHER HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER

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