Chapter 47



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(Rom 13:11-14)  And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time [the day, hour, instant, season] to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

1.       awake = Gk: (through the idea of collecting one's faculties); to waken, i.e. rouse (lit. from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or fig. from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence):--awake, lift (up), raise (again, up), rear up, (a-) rise (again, up), stand, take up.

2.       sleep = Gk: sleep, i.e. (fig.) spiritual torpor [syn: inactivity, inertia, indolence, languor]:--sleep.

3.       King James Bible Commentary: The Christian must recognize that he is engaged in a warfare with the powers of darkness. It is therefore absolutely necessary that we discard the works and values of that darkness and replace them with the armor of light.

a.       light = Gk: phos;  (to shine or make manifest, espec. by rays); luminousness (in the widest application, nat. or artificial, abstr. or concr., lit. or fig.):--fire, light.

4.       (Gen 1:1-3)  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void [i.e. chaos]; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be [i.e. order] light: and there was light.

a.       darkness = Heb: the dark; hence (lit.) darkness; fig. misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness:--dark (-ness), night, obscurity.

b.       light = Heb: illumination or luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.):--bright, clear, + day, light (-ning), morning, sun.


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