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(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
King James Bible
(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Darby Bible Translation
(for the fruit of the light [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth,)
World English Bible
for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,
Young's Literal Translation
for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For the fruit of the Spirit - Instead of Spirit, Πνευματος, ABD*EFG, the Syriac, Coptic, Sahidic, Ethiopic, Armenian, Vulgate, and Itala, together with several of the fathers, read φωτος, light, which is supposed by most critics to be the true reading, because there is no mention made of the Spirit in any part of the context. As light, Ephesians 5:8, not only means the Divine influence upon the soul, but also the Gospel, with great propriety it may be said: The fruit of the light, i.e. of the Gospel, is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth. Goodness, αγαθωσυνῃ, in the principle and disposition; righteousness, δικαιοσυνη, the exercise of that goodness in the whole conduct of life; truth, αληθεια, the director of that principle, and its exercise, to the glorification of God and the good of mankind.
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LibraryJanuary 1. "Redeeming the Time" (Eph. v. 16).
"Redeeming the time" (Eph. v. 16). Two little words are found in the Greek version here. They are translated "ton kairon" in the revised version, "Buying up for yourselves the opportunity." The two words ton kairon mean, literally, the opportunity. They do not refer to time in general, but to a special point of time, a juncture, a crisis, a moment full of possibilities and quickly passing by, which we must seize and make the best of before it has passed away. It is intimated that there are not …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Third Sunday in Lent
Paul's Reasons for Temperance
Redeeming the Time
Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.
I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
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