Ephesians 5:8

“For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For yee were sometimes darkenesse, but now are yee light in the Lord: walke as children of light,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light
- American Standard Version (1901)

For you at one time were dark, but now are light in the Lord: let your behaviour be that of children of light
- Basic English Bible

for ye were once darkness, but now light in [the] Lord; walk as children of light,
- Darby Bible

For ye were sometime darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light;
- Webster's Bible

There was a time when you were nothing but darkness. Now, as Christians, you are Light itself.
- Weymouth Bible

For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,
- World English Bible

For ye weren sum tyme derknessis, but now `ye ben liyt in the Lord. Walke ye as the sones of liyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

for ye were once darkness, and now light in the Lord; as children of light walk ye,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:8


5:8 Ye were once darkness - Total blindness and ignorance. Walk as children of light - Suitably to your present knowledge.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:8


Eph 5:8 Ye were sometimes darkness. Not only lived in darkness, but gave off no light and darkened others. Now [are ye] light in the Lord. Shining with the light that comes from Christ.

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