Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
How many minutes have you to spare? Five, ten, fifteen? Much may be done with them. We have heard of a young man who perused a History of England while waiting for his meals in a boarding house; we have heard of a mathematician who is said to have composed an elaborate work when visiting with his wife, during the interval between the moment when she first started to take leave of her friends, and the moment she had finished her last words.
(E. P. Hood.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.