Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
The diligence of Mr. Wesley in redeeming time has often been noticed; but it is scarcely possible for those who were not intimate with him to have a just idea of his faithfulness in this respect. In many things he was gentle and easy to be entreated; in this, decided and inexorable. One day his chaise was delayed beyond the appointed time He had put up his papers and left the apartment. While waiting at the door he was heard to say, "I have lost ten minutes for ever."
Parallel VersesKJV: Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.