Romans 13:12

“The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Romans 13:12

The night is farre spent, the day is at hand: let vs therefore cast off the workes of darkenesse, and let vs put on the armour of light.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The night is far spent, and the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The night is far gone, and the day is near: so let us put off the works of the dark, arming ourselves with light,
- Basic English Bible

The night is far spent, and the day is near; let us cast away therefore the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
- Darby Bible

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
- Webster's Bible

The night is far advanced, and day is about to dawn. We must therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness, and clothe ourselves with the armour of Light.
- Weymouth Bible

The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let's therefore throw off the works of darkness, and let's put on the armor of light.
- World English Bible

The nyyt wente bifore, but the dai hath neiyed. Therfor caste we awei the werkis of derknessis, and be we clothid in the armeris of liyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

the night did advance, and the day came nigh; let us lay aside, therefore, the works of the darkness, and let us put on the armour of the light;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Romans 13:12

Wesley's Notes for Romans 13:12


13:10 Therefore love is the fulfilling of the law - For the same love which restrains from all evil, incites us to all good.

13:11 And do this - Fulfil the law of love in all the instances above mentioned. Knowing the season - Full of grace, but hasting away. That it is high time to awake out of sleep - How beautifully is the metaphor carried on! This life, a night; the resurrection, the day; the gospel shining on the heart, the dawn of this day; we are to awake out of sleep; to rise up and throw away our night - clothes, fit only for darkness, and put on new; and, being soldiers, we are to arm, and prepare for fight, who are encompassed with so many enemies. The day dawns when we receive faith, and then sleep gives place. Then it is time to rise, to arm, to walk, to work, lest sleep steal upon us again. Final salvation, glory, is nearer to us now, than when we first believed - It is continually advancing, flying forward upon the swiftest wings of time. And that which remains between the present hour and eternity is comparatively but a moment.

13:13 Banqueting - Luxurious, elegant feasts.

13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ - Herein is contained the whole of our salvation. It is a strong and beautiful expression for the most intimate union with him, and being clothed with all the graces which were in him. The apostle does not say, Put on purity and sobriety, peacefulness and benevolence; but he says all this and a thousand times more at once, in saying, Put on Christ. And make not provision - To raise foolish desires, or, when they are raised already, to satisfy them.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 13:12


Ro 13:12 The night is far spent. The night is the period before the full realization of that salvation named in v. 11, whether that be when Christ comes, or when we are called to Christ. The day. That salvation. The works of darkness. Such sinful deeds as men do under the cover of darkness, and all sinful deeds. The armour of light. The armor worn in the light, and with which the Christian will be clad when "the day" comes. See Eph 6:11.

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