8 For you were oncez darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of lighta 9 (for the fruitb of the light consists in all goodness,c righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord.d 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness,e but rather expose them. 12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13 But everything exposed by the lightf becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. 14 This is why it is said:
“Wake up, sleeper,g
rise from the dead,h
and Christ will shine on you.”i
15 Be very careful, then, how you livej—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity,k because the days are evil.l 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.m 18 Do not get drunk on wine,n which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,o 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit.p Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanksq to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
21 Submit to one anotherr out of reverence for Christ.