Ephesians 5:16

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ephesians 5:16

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 for Ephesians 5:16

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 5:16

  • Carl Frieson on Ephesians 5:16
    Beautiful passage of scripture. Sin is a time problem. I meet Jesus in chronos so I can live in kairos. Both words are Greek words which mean time. A chronos mindset we think of 24 hrs in a day things to do in a day in so much time in this life time plays a factor with everything we do. next life we leave time or chronos and go into eternity. I waste a lot of time in chronos Im busy about my Fathers business in kairos. While in chronos Im playing with my life. I live in laziness not realizing my time on this earth is running out. In kairos I spend every chance I get preaching to a dying world. I take avantage of this little time I have. I wake up early with Jesus I have breakfast with Him lunch and dinner . I sleep with my Jesus. I lay my head upon His breast and He holds me in His arms. I want more of my Jesus. What about you.
  • Christiana on Ephesians 5:16
    When can we redeem the time
  • Frederick on Ephesians 5:16
    This verse indicates that we christians should always take caution in the world i.e. watch and pray always because the devil like a roaring lion seeking whom to devour. And right from the time of John the Baptist,the bible says, the Kingdom of God suffereth violence and the violence taketh it by force.Therefore We need to always recognize God our creator and His only begotten Son Jesus, in order to avoid sinning. Put God first in anything you are doing, do not relent on your own effort. acknowledge Him and He will direct thy path.
  • Akinyele Olanipekun on Ephesians 5:16
    Redeeming the time means to be LOYAL to the ONE who own the time. What did you used your time for? How did you spent your time? What is controling your time? What is the purpose IN and OF your time? What are the GOALS and TARGET in your time. Everybody on earth have 24 hours to his or her self, OBAMA have 24h, I have 24h, you also have 24h to your self. Our diffirent in success in life is what we do with our life, how we do and use our time. Our success in christianity and the HOPE of making HEAVEN is what we use our time and life for. Here is my final conclution Fear God and obey his commandment, for this is the entire duty of man. For God will judge us for everything we do with time we spent on earth, including every hidden things good or bad.
  • Because the days are so evil, we need to make the most of our time we have left doing Gods work , spreading the gospel to win souls
  • Byron on Ephesians 5:16
    I think the ansewers u gave me were very good
  • Rev.T Azilah on Ephesians 5:16
    I believe redeeming the time means recovering lost opportunities most of them if not all by increasing our speed at doing God s work This is because we wasted more of our time in the world and more also we have little time left for the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
  • Dr. Sydney Chikukwa on Ephesians 5:16
    V 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

    16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. So we need spiritual wisdom to walk in the journey of christianity by redeeming time, to redeem is to buy back, in other words before we were born again we lost a lot of time to bring the gospel to others that served us. And if we are indeed children of the light we would have the thirsty to bring those in darkness to light, and we feel and wish we had repentant earlier to do more for God, and there is where time redemption comes into play, we focus and direct most of the time to the things of heavenly kingdom instead of earthly kingdom, so as to be wise. Remember fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and thus if we try to buy back time lost while in the world and utilise it for the kingdom glory w become wise, for we surely loose our life for the kingdom and the bible promises us that if we do loose our life we will surely recover our life as wise man, but the fools will try to serve their life and loose it at the end.
  • Debbie y. on Ephesians 5:16
    to redeem the time means avoid wasting time on unnecessary things and use the time to do things that will edify your christian life and the life of others to glorify the name of God our father.Moreover the days are really evil and if we as christian dont identify our priorities as far as the kingdom of god is concern, the enemy will easily still our time and our hearts base on the things we watch and listen to on TV and Radio. Our arch enemy knows the time is so short and is doing all to redeem the time but we children of God waste our precious time on useless tv shows instead of reading our bible or praying and before you know it u are in the camp of the enemy.
  • Debbie y. on Ephesians 5:16
    to redeem the time means avoid wasting time on unnecessary things and use the time to do things that will edify your christian life and the life of others to glorify the name of God our father.Moreover the days are really evil and if we as christian dont identify our priorities as far as the kingdom of god is concern, the enemy will easily still our time and our hearts base on the things we watch and listen to on TV and Radio. Our arch enemy knows the time is so short and is doing all to redeem the time but we children of God waste our precious time on useless tv shows instead of reading our bible or praying and before you know it u are in the camp of the enemy.


 

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