Ephesians 5:8
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English Standard Version
for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

King James Bible
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you were heretofore darkness, but now light in the Lord. Walk then as children of the light.

English Revised Version
For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light

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

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

Ephesians 5:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Ye were

Emphatic, and according with become of Ephesians 5:7. Ye were darkness, but now are ye light. Do not become darkness again.

Darkness (σκότος)

See on John 1:5.

Light (φῶς)

Light itself; not a lamp. Children of light. See Matthew 5:16.

Ephesians 5:8 Parallel Commentaries

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ye were.

Ephesians 2:11,12 Why remember, that you being in time past Gentiles in the flesh...

Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them...

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers...

Psalm 74:20 Have respect to the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.

Isaiah 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death...

Isaiah 42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known...

Isaiah 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise on you...

Jeremiah 13:16 Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and...

Matthew 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent:

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations...

Romans 2:19 And are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness?...

Colossians 1:13 Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

1 John 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past...

but.

Isaiah 42:6,7 I the LORD have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and give you for a covenant of the people...

Isaiah 49:6,9 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel...

Isaiah 60:1,3,19,20 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you...

John 1:4,5,9 In him was life; and the life was the light of men...

John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness...

John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whoever believes on me should not abide in darkness.

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory...

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts...

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8 But you, brothers, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief...

1 John 2:9-11 He that said he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness even until now...

walk.

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us...

Isaiah 2:5 O house of Jacob, come you, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely...

John 12:36 While you have light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things spoke Jesus, and departed...

Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

1 Peter 2:9-11 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another...

Cross References
Isaiah 9:2
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.

Isaiah 42:16
And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.

Isaiah 50:10
Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the voice of his servant? Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.

Matthew 3:8
Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

Luke 16:8
The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.

John 12:35
So Jesus said to them, "The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going.

John 12:36
While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light." When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them.

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