Contemporary English Version
8 You used to be like people living in the dark, but now you are people of the light because you belong to the Lord. So act like people of the light 9 and make your light shine. Be good and honest and truthful, 10 as you try to please the Lord. 11 Don't take part in doing those worthless things that are done in the dark. Instead, show how wrong they are. 12 It is disgusting even to talk about what is done in the dark. 13 But the light will show what these things are really like. 14 Light shows up everything,[a] just as the Scriptures say,
“Wake up from your sleep
and rise from death.
Then Christ will shine on you.”
- 5.14 Light shows up everything: Or “Everything that is seen in the light becomes light itself.”