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Ephesians 5:16 — English Standard Version (ESV)

16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:16 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:16 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.

Ephesians 5:16 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:16 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 Use every chance you have for doing good, because these are evil times.

Ephesians 5:16 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:16 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:16 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 Make the most of your opportunities because these are evil days.

Ephesians 5:16 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:16 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:16 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 making the most of the time because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:16 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

16 Make the most of every opportunity. The days are evil.

Ephesians 5:16 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil.


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What is the meaning of “redeeming the time” in Ephesians 5:16?

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Ephesians 5:15–16 in the King James Version says, “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” The phrase redeeming the timeis also found in Colossians 4:5: “Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time” (KJV). In both passages, redeeming the time is related to wisdom in how we “walk,” that is, in how we live.

To redeem something means to buy it back, to regain possession of it. Time is a gift from God, and none of us know how much of it we are allotted. Only God knows how much time each of us has on this earth to make decisions that will impact eternity (Psalm 139:16). When God says we should be “redeeming the time,” He wants us to live in constant awareness of that ticking clock and make the most of the time we have. In fact, the NIV’s translation of Ephesians 5:16 uses the phrase making the most of every opportunityinstead of redeeming the time. Rather than waste our days on frivolous pursuits that leave no lasting imprint, Scripture instructs us to be diligent about doing good (Titus 3:8).

The context of the command to redeem the time helps us understand what redeeming the time looks like and why it’s important: “Be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life” (Ephesians 5:15–18, NLT). Redeeming the time means that we are careful in how we live. We seek out and employ wisdom (see Proverbs 2:1–15). We seize every opportunity and use it for God’s glory. We think through our plans and make sure they align with God’s will. And we avoid empty, harmful activities such as getting drunk. Why are we to live this way? “Because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). We must overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21).

Jesus taught His disciples the necessity of redeeming the time: “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work” (John 9:4). Jesus was diligent about keeping to His mission. Distractions were as prevalent then as they are now, but He let none of them deter Him from preaching and teaching God’s Word. That was why He had come (Luke 4:43). Though He spent only 33 years on this earth, Jesus changed the world forever because He redeemed the time.

We can learn to redeem the time by becoming conscious of the fact that we may not have another day. The song “Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw is about redeeming the time. While its focus is on pursuing earthly passions in the time we have left, the lyrics make an important point. They conclude with this thought: “Someday I hope you get the chance, to live like you were dying.” As Christians, we should live like we were dying and pursue all God has given us to do while we have time. Everything done for Christ on earth earns eternal rewards (Mark 9:41). That which was done for selfish, carnal reasons will burn up and blow away (1 Corinthians 3:12–15).

Another way we can learn to redeem the time is by asking God to help us. We should start every morning by committing our day to the Lord and asking Him to help us do something that day that has eternal significance. By beginning our day with eternity in mind, we become more aware of spiritual nudges in our hearts. We look for ways we can honor the Lord, help someone else, or utilize our time in productive ways. Sitting at a red light, we can pray for our neighbor. Mopping the floor, we can worship in song. At a restaurant, we can leave an extra big tip along with a gospel tract or a card inviting the waiter to church. We can evaluate our gifts and interests and find ways to invest them for God’s kingdom. Volunteering, serving at church, leading a ministry, taking Bible studies to the jails and prisons, and studying to show ourselves “approved unto God” are all ways we can redeem the time (2 Timothy 2:15, KJV).

James 4:14 reminds us that our earthly lives are no more than a fogthat appears and then quickly evaporates. Our money and possessions will be given to someone else. Our jobs will be filled by others. Our families may remember us with fondness but will move on with lives that don’t include us. All that remains of our lives on earth is that which was invested in eternity. In the end, all that matters is what we did or did not do to redeem the time (Psalm 102:3; 144:4).

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Verse  (Click for Chapter)

New International Version
making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

New Living Translation
Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.

English Standard Version
making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

Berean Study Bible
redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Berean Literal Bible
redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

King James Bible
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

New King James Version
redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

New American Standard Bible
making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

NASB 1995
making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

NASB 1977
making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

Amplified Bible
making the very most of your time [on earth, recognizing and taking advantage of each opportunity and using it with wisdom and diligence], because the days are [filled with] evil.

Christian Standard Bible
making the most of the time, because the days are evil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
making the most of the time, because the days are evil.

American Standard Version
redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who redeem their opportunities because the days are evil.

Contemporary English Version
These are evil times, so make every minute count.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But as wise: redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

English Revised Version
redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Good News Translation
Make good use of every opportunity you have, because these are evil days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Make the most of your opportunities because these are evil days.

International Standard Version
making the best use of your time because the times are evil.

Literal Standard Version
redeeming the time, because the days are evil;

NET Bible
taking advantage of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

New Heart English Bible
redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Weymouth New Testament
Buy up your opportunities, for these are evil times.

World English Bible
redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Young's Literal Translation
redeeming the time, because the days are evil;

Additional Translations ...

Context

Children of Light
…15Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16redeemingthetime,becausethedaysareevil.17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.…

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Cross References

Galatians 1:4
who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

Ephesians 6:13
Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand.

Colossians 4:5
Act wisely toward outsiders, redeeming the time.



Treasury of Scripture

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Redeeming.

Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Romans 13:11
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

Galatians 6:10
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

the days.

Ephesians 6:13,15
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand…

Psalm 37:19
They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

Ecclesiastes 11:2
Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.





Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(16) Redeeming the time.--Or rather, the opportunity, whenever it arises. The meaning of this phrase (used also in Colossians 4:5) is clearly illustrated by its use (although in a bad sense) in Daniel 2:8, "I know that you would gain the time"--i.e., catch the opportunity to escape from difficulty. To "redeem" is "to buy up for oneself"--not having essentially the idea of ransom or redemption, which attaches to the use of the word in Galatians 3:13; Galatians 4:5, only from the nature of the context. As applied to opportunity, it carries with it the idea, first of making sacrifice for it, then quickness in seizing it, and sagacity in using it to the utmost, whether by silence or by speech, by facing or avoiding danger, by yielding to a crisis (see Romans 12:11) or conquering it. The reason given that "the days are evil" must be taken in the widest sense, of all that induces temptation to swerve out of the "strictness" of the right way. The general lesson is that which is drawn by our Lord in the parable of the Unjust Steward--to apply the wisdom of the buyers and sellers of the world to the work of "the children of light."

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16.- Redeeming the time, because the days are evil; or, buying up for yourselves the opportunity, the idea being that of a merchant who, knowing the value of an article and the good use to which he can put it, buys it up. The opportunity is the opportunity of spreading the light and acting according to it; and the reason assigned, "because the days are evil," indicates that, owing to the prevalence of evil, there is much need for the light over which the Christian has control. It may be hinted likewise that the prevalence of evil is apt to cool the love and diminish the zeal of the Christian; hence the need for special eagerness of spirit in the matter - he must greedily watch for his opportunity.

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Greek

redeeming
ἐξαγοραζόμενοι(exagorazomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1805: From ek and agorazo; to buy up, i.e. Ransom; figuratively, to rescue from loss.

the
τὸν(ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

time,
καιρόν(kairon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2540: Fitting season, season, opportunity, occasion, time. Of uncertain affinity; an occasion, i.e. Set or proper time.

because
ὅτι(hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

the
αἱ(hai)
Article - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

days
ἡμέραι(hēmerai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

are
εἰσιν(eisin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

evil.
πονηραί(ponērai)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 4190: Evil, bad, wicked, malicious, slothful.


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Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Ephesians 5:16

Intro: Paul has encouraged them to walk circumspectly, now he defines what he means by circumspectly.

I. REDEEMING THE TIME.

A. There should always be a sense of urgency in getting the gospel out.

1. Time is short even if you live to be 130 years old. When the Pharaoh asked Jacob how old he was, Jacob responded my pilgrimage has been 130 years, few and evil have been the days of the years of my life.

2. We have only one life, twill soon be past, and only what's done for Christ will last.

3. Jesus seemed to have that sense of urgency.

JOH 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

JOH 12:35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you:

4. Paul had that sense of urgency.

ROM 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed.

5. To the Corinthians Paul said:

1CO 7:29 But this I say, brethren, the time [is] short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;

1CO 7:30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;

1CO 7:31 And they that use this world, as not abusing [it]: for the fashion of this world passeth away.

B. Moses asked the Lord to teach him to number his days that he might apply his heart to wisdom.

C. It is interesting how that wisdom is related to redeeming the time.

1. In the very context of the exhortation Paul said, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil, wherefore be ye not unwise.

2. In Colossians 4:5 he said, "Walk in wisdom toward those that are without, redeeming the time."

D. How can we redeem the time?

1. So much of what we do, especially today, is just a waste of time.

a. I think of how much time is wasted in front of a T.V. I think that T.V. causes your brain and your body to vegetate. That same time could be used to learn a foreign language, to study the Word, to draw close to God.

b. Think how the church could be impacting the world for God if we were giving the time in prayer that we spend in front of the T.V.

c. There are certain things that must be done that in and of themselves often seem to be a waste of time but they need not be.

2. I believe that radio and tapes are one of the greatest ways to help keep driving from being a waste of time. Many times I have truckers who write or tell me that as they are driving across the country they are listening to the Bible study tapes.

a. Some of you who have to drive the freeways every day could learn all about the Bible through tapes, your car could be your own little seminary classroom.

b. You housewives who have the care of the children and the upkeep of the home, that time could be well spent by listening to tapes as you do the dishes, or the work around the house.

c. It is interesting to see the janitors and yardmen around the grounds here at the church, most of them have earphones on, I assume that they are listening to the Bible study tapes.

E. Paul said that they should redeem the time because the days were evil.

1. Our old nature is attracted to evil.

a. People who would never think of committing adultery will enjoy the story of one who does.

b. A person who would never think of using a gun to kill someone will watch with fascination as on T.V. the actors portray mass killings.

c. Paul speaks of taking pleasure in those who are doing evil things. He was perhaps thinking of the theater of his day, but it is true in the movies today.

2. Paul warned the Galatians concerning sowing and reaping.

II. "WHEREFORE BE NOT UNWISE, BUT UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE WILL OF THE LORD IS."

A. One of the most oft questions is, "How can I know the will of God for my life?"

1. It is God's will that you walk worthy of the vocation wherein you were called.

2. It is God's will that you not walk as the world.

3. It is God's will that you walk in love.

4. It is God's will that you walk as children of light.

5. It is God's will that you walk circumspectly.

B. You say, "No, I want to know what God wants me to be."

1. He wants you to be holy, for He is holy.

2. He wants you to be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another even as He for Christ sake forgave you.

C. How can you discover the specifics of God's will?

1. Paul wrote to the Romans, "I beg you brethren, by the mercies of God that you present your bodies as living sacrifices unto God which is your reasonable service, and be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you might prove what is the good and perfect and acceptable will of God for your life."

2. God often reveals His will just one step at a time.

a. This is where we often have difficulty, because we want Him to spell out the whole picture.

b. I am not content just to know where God wants me to go, but I want to know why He wants me to go there.

c. God often does not reveal step two until you have taken step one.

3. The example of Philip.

D. Do you know the will of God for your life?

III. "BE NOT DRUNK WITH WINE WHEREIN IS EXCESS, BUT BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT."

A. On the surface this seems to be a strange pairing. What does being drunk with wine have to do with being filled with the Spirit?

1. What is a person seeking when he turns to the bottle?

a. Sometimes the boldness and confidence to face a difficult situation.

b. Sometimes he is seeking to escape from his problems.

2. What do you receive when you are filled with the Spirit?

a. Boldness and confidence to face any situation.

b. The answer to your problems.

B. There are several warnings in the scripture concerning being drunk.

PRO 20:1 Wine [is] a mocker, strong drink [is] raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

PRO 23:20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

PRO 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe [a man] with rags.

PRO 23:29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

PRO 23:30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.

PRO 23:31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, [when] it moveth itself aright.

PRO 23:32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

PRO 23:33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

PRO 23:34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.

PRO 23:35 They have stricken me, [shalt thou say, and] I was not sick; they have beaten me, [and] I felt [it] not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

ISA 5:11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, [that] they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, [till] wine inflame them!

ISA 5:22 Woe unto [them that are] mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

LUK 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares.

1. Drunkards are on the list of those who will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1CO 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

1CO 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

GAL 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

GAL 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

GAL 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

2. Peter relates it to our old life in the world.

1PE 4:3 For the time past of [our] life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:

1PE 4:4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with [them] to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of [you]:

C. The book of Acts tells us the marvelous things that happened to those who were filled with the Holy Spirit, and the great things that God did through them.

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Ephesians 5:16 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Ephesians 5:16, NIV: "making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil."

Ephesians 5:16, ESV: "making the best use of the time, because the days are evil."

Ephesians 5:16, KJV: "Redeeming the time, because the days are evil."

Ephesians 5:16, NASB: "making the most of your time, because the days are evil."

Ephesians 5:16, NLT: "Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days."

Ephesians 5:16, CSB: "making the most of the time, because the days are evil."

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