8 For you were once darkness, but now you are nlight in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for othe fruit of the 2Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 pfinding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have qno fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather 3expose them. 12 rFor it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13 But sall things that are 4exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. 14 Therefore He says:
t“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”
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