13 But all things become visible (A)when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. 14 For this reason [a]it says,

(B)Awake, sleeper,
And arise from (C)the dead,
And Christ (D)will shine on you.”

15 So then, [b]be careful how you (E)walk, not (F)as unwise people but as wise, 16 [c](G)making the most of your time, because (H)the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but (I)understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And (J)do not get drunk with wine, [d]in which there is (K)debauchery, but be (L)filled with the Spirit, 19 (M)speaking to [e]one another in (N)psalms and (O)hymns and spiritual (P)songs, (Q)singing and making melody with your hearts to the Lord; 20 (R)always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to our (S)God and Father; 21 [f](T)and subject yourselves to one another in the [g](U)fear of Christ.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 5:14 Or He
  2. Ephesians 5:15 Lit look carefully
  3. Ephesians 5:16 Lit redeeming the time
  4. Ephesians 5:18 Or by which
  5. Ephesians 5:19 Or yourselves
  6. Ephesians 5:21 Lit being submissive to
  7. Ephesians 5:21 Or reverence for

The Groom

14 (A)My dove, (B)in the clefts of the [a]rock,
In the hiding place of the mountain pathway,
Let me see [b]how you look,
(C)Let me hear your voice;
For your voice is pleasant,
And [c]you look (D)delightful.”

The Chorus

15 (E)Catch the [d]foxes for us,
The [e]little [f]foxes that are ruining the vineyards,
While our (F)vineyards are in blossom.”

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Footnotes

  1. Song of Solomon 2:14 Or crag
  2. Song of Solomon 2:14 Lit your appearance
  3. Song of Solomon 2:14 Lit your appearance
  4. Song of Solomon 2:15 Or jackals
  5. Song of Solomon 2:15 Or young
  6. Song of Solomon 2:15 Or jackals