New Living Translation
So be careful how you live. Don't live like fools, but like those who are wise.
King James Bible
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Darby Bible Translation
See therefore how ye walk carefully, not as unwise but as wise,
World English Bible
Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise;
Young's Literal Translation
See, then, how exactly ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:15 Circumspectly - Exactly, with the utmost accuracy, getting to the highest pitch of every point of holiness. Not as fools - Who think not where they are going, or do not make the best of their way.
'Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.'--Eph. v. 10. These words are closely connected with those which precede them in the 8th verse--'Walk as children of light.' They further explain the mode by which that commandment is to be fulfilled. They who, as children of light, mindful of their obligations and penetrated by its brightness, seek to conform their active life to the light to which they belong, are to do so by making experiment of, or investigating and determining, what is 'acceptable …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
Unfruitful Works of Darkness
Sleepers at Noonday
What Children of Light Should Be
Foolishness brings joy to those with no sense; a sensible person stays on the right path.
Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.
Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity.
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