Eph. 5:8 KJV (With Strong’s)

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gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
yes were
en (Greek #2258)
I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were)
KJV usage: + agree, be, X have (+ charge of), hold, use, was(-t), were.
Pronounce: ane
Origin: imperfect of 1510
sometimes
pote (Greek #4218)
indefinite adverb, at some time, ever
KJV usage: afore-(any, some-)time(-s), at length (the last), (+ n- )ever, in the old time, in time past, once, when.
Pronounce: pot-eh'
Origin: from the base of 4225 and 5037
darkness
skotos (Greek #4655)
shadiness, i.e. obscurity (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: darkness.
Pronounce: skot'-os
Origin: from the base of 4639
, but
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
now
nun (Greek #3568)
"now" (as adverb of date, a transition or emphasis); also as noun or adjective present or immediate
KJV usage: henceforth, + hereafter, of late, soon, present, this (time). See also 3569, 3570.
Pronounce: noon
Origin: a primary particle of present time
are ye light
phos (Greek #5457)
luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative)
KJV usage: fire, light.
Pronounce: foce
Origin: from an obsolete φάω (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare 5316, 5346)
t in
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
the Lord
kurios (Greek #2962)
supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title)
KJV usage: God, Lord, master, Sir.
Pronounce: koo'-ree-os
Origin: from κῦρος (supremacy)
: walk
peripateo (Greek #4043)
to tread all around, i.e. walk at large (especially as proof of ability); figuratively, to live, deport oneself, follow (as a companion or votary)
KJV usage: go, be occupied with, walk (about).
Pronounce: per-ee-pat-eh'-o
Origin: from 4012 and 3961
as
hos (Greek #5613)
which how, i.e. in that manner (very variously used, as follows)
KJV usage: about, after (that), (according) as (it had been, it were), as soon (as), even as (like), for, how (greatly), like (as, unto), since, so (that), that, to wit, unto, when(-soever), while, X with all speed.
Pronounce: hoce
Origin: probably adverb of comparative from 3739
children
teknon (Greek #5043)
a child (as produced)
KJV usage: child, daughter, son.
Pronounce: tek'-non
Origin: from the base of 5098
u of light
phos (Greek #5457)
luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative)
KJV usage: fire, light.
Pronounce: foce
Origin: from an obsolete φάω (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare 5316, 5346)
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ye were.
Eph. 2:11‑12• 11Wherefore remember that *ye*, once nations in the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that called circumcision in the flesh done with the hand;
12that ye were at that time without Christ, aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
(Eph. 2:11‑12)
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Eph. 4:18• 18being darkened in understanding, estranged from the life of God by reason of the ignorance which is in them, by reason of the hardness of their hearts, (Eph. 4:18)
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Eph. 6:12• 12because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against principalities, against authorities, against the universal lords of this darkness, against spiritual power of wickedness in the heavenlies. (Eph. 6:12)
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Psa. 74:20• 20Have respect unto the covenant; for the dark places of the earth are full of the dwellings of violence. (Psa. 74:20)
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Isa. 9:2• 2the people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them light hath shone. (Isa. 9:2)
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Isa. 42:16• 16And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not, in paths that they know not will I lead them; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. (Isa. 42:16)
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Isa. 60:2• 2For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Jehovah will arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen on thee. (Isa. 60:2)
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Jer. 13:16• 16Give glory to Jehovah your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the mountains of twilight; and ye shall look for light, but he will turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness. (Jer. 13:16)
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Matt. 4:16• 16--the people sitting in darkness has seen a great light, and to those sitting in the country and shadow of death, to them has light sprung up. (Matt. 4:16)
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Luke 1:79• 79to shine upon them who were sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. (Luke 1:79)
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Acts 17:30• 30God therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, now enjoins men that they shall all everywhere repent, (Acts 17:30)
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Acts 26:18• 18to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me. (Acts 26:18)
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Rom. 1:21• 21Because, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but fell into folly in their thoughts, and their heart without understanding was darkened: (Rom. 1:21)
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Rom. 2:19• 19and hast confidence that thou thyself art a leader of the blind, a light of those who are in darkness, (Rom. 2:19)
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2 Cor. 6:14• 14Be not diversely yoked with unbelievers; for what participation is there between righteousness and lawlessness? or what fellowship of light with darkness? (2 Cor. 6:14)
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Col. 1:13• 13who has delivered us from the authority of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love: (Col. 1:13)
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Titus 3:3• 3For we were once ourselves also without intelligence, disobedient, wandering in error, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. (Titus 3:3)
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1 Peter 2:9• 9But *ye* are a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light; (1 Peter 2:9)
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1 John 2:8• 8Again, I write a new commandment to you, which thing is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light already shines. (1 John 2:8)
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Isa. 42:6‑7• 6I, Jehovah, have called thee in righteousness, and will take hold of thy hand; and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the nations,
7to open the blind eyes, to bring forth the prisoner from the prison, them that sit in darkness out of the house of restraint.
(Isa. 42:6‑7)
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Isa. 49:6,9• 6--and he saith, It is a small thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel; I have even given thee for a light of the nations, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
9saying to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pasture shall be on all bare hills.
(Isa. 49:6,9)
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Isa. 60:1,3,19‑20• 1Arise, shine! for thy light is come, and the glory of Jehovah is risen upon thee.
3And the nations shall walk by thy light, and kings by the brightness of thy rising.
19The sun shall be no more thy light by day, neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee; but Jehovah shall be thine everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
20Thy sun shall no more go down, neither shall thy moon withdraw itself; for Jehovah shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
(Isa. 60:1,3,19‑20)
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John 1:4‑5,9• 4In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5And the light appears in darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not.
9The true light was that which, coming into the world, lightens every man.
(John 1:4‑5,9)
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John 8:12• 12Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12)
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John 12:46• 46I am come into the world as light, that every one that believes on me may not abide in darkness; (John 12:46)
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1 Cor. 1:30• 30But of him are *ye* in Christ Jesus, who has been made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and holiness, and redemption; (1 Cor. 1:30)
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2 Cor. 3:18• 18But *we* all, looking on the glory of the Lord, with unveiled face, are transformed according to the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Lord the Spirit. (2 Cor. 3:18)
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2 Cor. 4:6• 6Because it is the God who spoke that out of darkness light should shine who has shone in our hearts for the shining forth of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Cor. 4:6)
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1 Thess. 5:4‑8• 4But *ye*, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief:
5for all *ye* are sons of light and sons of day; we are not of night nor of darkness.
6So then do not let us sleep as the rest do, but let us watch and be sober;
7for they that sleep sleep by night, and they that drink drink by night;
8but *we* being of the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as helmet the hope of salvation;
(1 Thess. 5:4‑8)
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1 John 2:9‑11• 9He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in the darkness until now.
10He that loves his brother abides in light, and there is no occasion of stumbling in him.
11But he that hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and knows not where he goes, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
(1 John 2:9‑11)
walk.
 We are light in the Lord. We cannot say we are love, for love is sovereign goodness in God; we walk in it, like Christ. (Ephesians 4-5 by J.N. Darby)
 Not one ray of that which He is was found in our will, our desires, our understanding....We are now partakers of the divine nature, we have the same desires, we know what it is that He loves, and we love what He loves, we enjoy that which He enjoys, we are light (poor and weak indeed, yet such by nature) in the Lord-looked at as in Christ. (Ephesians 4-5 by J.N. Darby)
 Impossible that the new nature could countenance sin; the very essence of it is rejection and exposure of what is contrary to God. It is sensitive about sin; detects and detests it thoroughly. Hence we are said to be "light in the Lord," and we need to shake off the things of death that encumber the light, and hinder it. (Ephesians 5 by W. Kelly)
 Be consistent with what you are, not merely with what you ought to be. We are light, yea, light in the Lord—at once the ground, and character, and measure: let us walk accordingly. (Remarks on Ephesians 5:8-21 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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for ye were once darkness, but now light in the Lord; walk as children of light,

W. Kelly Translation

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for ye were once darkness but now [are] light in the Lord: walk as children of light