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 5:16

  • EZEKIEL J MOSES for verse 16
    WE CHILDREN OF GOD NEVER WASTE OUR PRECIOUS TIME ON USELESS TV-SHOWS. WE ARE MORETHAN CONQUIRER'S TO DESTROY THE ENEMY CAMP AROUND US.AMEN.!!! - HALLELUJAH-
  • Carl Frieson for verse 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 for verse 16
    When can we redeem the time
  • Frederick for verse 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.
  • 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
  • I think the ansewers u gave me were very good

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