(A)See that no one deceives you with empty words, for because of these things (B)the wrath of God comes upon (C)the [a]sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become (D)partners with them; for (E)you were once (F)darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as (G)children of light (for (H)the fruit of the light consists in all (I)goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 [b](J)as you try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 (K)Do not participate in the useless (L)deeds of (M)darkness, but instead even (N)expose them; 12 for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things become visible (O)when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. 14 For this reason [c]it says,

(P)Awake, sleeper,
And arise from (Q)the dead,
And Christ (R)will shine on you.”

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 5:6 I.e., people opposed to God
  2. Ephesians 5:10 Lit putting to the test what
  3. Ephesians 5:14 Or He