Methinks it says, Amen, and sets a seal to every improving hint. But it is also used in the sense of the simple verb, as in Daniel 2:8, whence the expression in the text is probably derived. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". So for serving public good (Acts 13:36). Secondly: The reason by which this duty is enforced--“Because the days are evil.”. Read Ephesians 5 commentary using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. “Ninety-three,” was the reply. It is parallel to the expressions, "evil generation," Matthew 12:39; and "evil world," Galatians 1:4. The words ἀγοράζειν and ἐξαγοράζειν, have in common the idea of acquiring by purchase. Theophyl., Oec., etc.) Ephesians 5:16. ἐξαγοραζόμενοι τὸν καιρόν: buying up for yourselves the opportunity. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/ephesians-5.html. 2. Yes, evil abounds, but we are here to be light in this evil generation and we had better get to work soon. We behold him employ his capital wisely, and find him sedulously attentive to all his worldly interests, so arranging all his business and regulating all the affairs of traffic that he knows how he stands in the world. Those are to be rebuked who have misspent their time. Because the days are evil - The present times are dangerous, they are full of trouble and temptations, and only the watchful and diligent have any reason to expect that they shall keep their garments unspotted. Take care of the minutes, and the hours and years will take care of themselves. Outside the walls, where the children had played and the citizens had lounged, foreign standards were waving in the breeze. Here the apostle says, "See that ye walk as wise men, redeeming the time." There are some tender seasons, when the conscience is awakened, serious sentiments impressed, and good resolutions excited. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Round was in London--or, rather, in Cheyne Row--and saw his benefactor for the first time. “We say use the opportunity; Paul says buy it out, purchase all that it offers. 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.”. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. The object--“the time.” The word properly signifieth the season and opportunity, but yet it is the usual word for time in Scripture, for to a Christian all time is season. I suspect this relates to what we have mentioned before in this study - being the light that we ought to be and by being light, we are driving back the darkness to some small extent. It is here supposed that time is precious. The Biblical Illustrator. 5. 7. Yet all have them; while some are thereby enriched, and others leave themselves in poverty. This is important because we live in days that evil influences and evil individuals dominate. Let no opportunity of doing good be omitted. 120. Again her proposition was rejected, and again she departed and committed to the flames three more volumes. Those who consulted her were compelled to exercise the greatest care and caution, lest the wild wind should take up the leaves, and scatter and displace them, destroy their arrangement, break their connection, and turn the clear oracles into inexplicable enigmas. It was while affairs were in this state that the Roman senate took a remarkable step. 4. II. because the days are evil; as such are, in which iniquity abounds, and many wicked men live, and errors and heresies prevail, and are days of affliction or persecution; see Genesis 47:9. Evidently, to exercise faith and exhibit obedience, to purify our nature and to acquire Divine habits, with a view to an immortal existence beyond the grave, is the primary object of our present being. It is intended, in fact, for them. He was always either shut up in his room” (at study), “or if he walked out he never condescended to speak to anyone.” “Ah! Ans. A.). (1) To this end, it is of the highest importance that time should be a reality in our perception and estimate; that we should verify it as an actual something, like a substance to which we can attach a positive value, and see it as wasting or as improved as palpably as the contents of a granary or as one of the precious metals. ), Time is deservedly reckoned among the most precious mercies of this life; and that which makes it so valuable are the commodious seasons and opportunities for salvation which are vouchsafed to us therein. ), As in money, so in time, we are to look chiefly to the smallest portions. John the Baptist seized the occasion to reprove Herod at the price of his head. When a man is brought to the saving knowledge of the truth as it is in Christ Jesus, God gives him a work to do. 5. Time! If it would cost us much to do what we know to be the will of the Lord today, it will cost us more every day we neglect our duty. How can we redeem the time? "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". The merchant redeems or improves the time. 3. Luther’s “suit yourselves to the time” would require some such phrase as δουλεύειν τῷ καιρῷ (Romans 12:11), and is otherwise inappropriate. Much so it is with the heart, there is a season when God makes it soft and yielding, when the affections are thawed and melted under the Word; conscience is full of sense and activity, the will palpable: now is the time to set in with the motions of the Spirit; there is now a gale from heaven, if you take it, and if not, it tarries not for man, nor waits for the sons of men: neglect of the season is the loss of the soul. Among the ancient Indians there were a set of men called gymnosophists, who had a great aversion to sloth and idleness. 16. How can we in any way “redeem” this “time”? - Bible verse 17 Wherefore be ye not vnwise, but vnderstanding what the will of the Lord is. In the general, use time well. Lastly, in all these holy offices, and in all the duties of life, be watchful. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. The subject to which we are directed. This sense of the verb suits the passage before us. "Commentary on Ephesians 5:16". Ephesians 5:16. Time in general is but short: “But this I say, brethren, the time is short” (1 Corinthians 7:29). Other explanations, such as Harless’s supposition that the matter in view is the fit time for letting the ἔλεγξις break in upon the darkness of sin, are remote from the immediate subject or impart ideas which are not in the text. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Ephesians 5:15-20 EXEGESIS: EPHESIANS 4-5. Redeeming the time] As wise merchants, trading for the most precious commodity, and taking their best opportunity. It may sometimes be improved to the same pious ends which the day is. 6. Franklin was soon behind the counter, when the lounger, book in hand, addressed him thus, “Franklin, what is the lowest you can take for this book?” “One dollar and a quarter.” “One dollar and a quarter! In the hands of sin, wickedly and madly employed. ), If a girl who had been strolling in the parks or pastures before breakfast came in laden with bunches of primroses and violets, with cowslips for bracelets, with daisies for brooches, and dandelions for earrings, you would not reprove her, or consider that she had forfeited a splendid chance: what was there better than these fair blossoms? Round relates how, in 1871, being engaged in a series of sketches of eminent Frenchmen, he wrote to Carlyle, asking for the name of an authority, and requested a single line to be enclosed in a directed envelope. (Hervey. E phesians is one of the most encouraging books in the New Testament. But, at last, as the caravan of Time moves tardily by, among the captives in its train he espies an opportunity such as his heart has long craved. In this week’s Bible Study, we’re looking at Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus—a diverse group of Jews and non-Jews from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.The Ephesians didn’t have much in common, yet Paul is very clear that in the family of God, all are equal recipients of God’s grace through Jesus.. (Anon. One calls it, “the knell of my departed hours.” ‘Tis the watchword to vigilance and activity. Even though we were obliged to agree with Dathe, Rosenmüller, Gesenius, Maurer, and Hitzig, that the phrase meant there, to buy up or to prolong the time, or seek delay, yet here the article prefixed by the apostle gives the noun a definite speciality. The allurements to sinful pleasures and amusements. Consider the right application of time. Context. We must regain the time which is lost. You will perceive that no more politic or statesmanlike stroke could have been played. According to my propounded method I proceed to show you how reasonable it is that we should redeem the time. Today we may listen to the Divine voice to which yesterday we were deaf. Have we bought all of them up? At the end of Noah"s economy all but Noah"s family had turned against God. Since we are dealing with time, and it inexorably passes on, we must make the most of each opportunity. II. II. He that has a heaven to win, has enough to do to occupy all his time. Because, Boyle remarks “that sand grains are easily scattered, but skilful artificers gather, melt, and transmute them to glass, of which they make mirrors, lenses, and telescopes. Isaiah 19:6 = Acts 13:47; cf. First: In the duty there is the act and the object. Make good use. Hence some take the idea here to be that of redeeming, as from the power of Satan (Calv. Like Milton, he has fallen on evil times; on “bad times,” as men of business would say. Time, however, has only reference to man. The exegesis of Harless is by far too restricted, for he confines the phrase to this meaning—“to know the right point of time when the light of reproof should be let in on the darkness of sin.” Still farther removed from the right conception is the interpretation of Grotius, as if the command were one addressed to Christians, to avoid danger and so prolong their l ife; or that of Wilke, Macknight, and Bretschneider, which is—“seize every opportunity to shun danger.” It is thought by some that the phrase is founded on the Greek version of Daniel 2:8, where Nebuchadnezzar said to the Magi of Babylon- דּי עִדָּנָא אַנַתּוּןזָבְנִין à , ִ rendered - ὅτι καιρὸν ὑμεῖς ἐξαγοράζετε. In St Paul’s view though the present was in a true sense ‘a day of salvation,’ it was also an ‘evil day.’ The present age was evil (Galatians 1:4). To set before you the particular manner of redeeming the time. Pierson.). Bengel would take it (from the power of evil men), and Calvin (from the devil), seeing that the context does not suggest such reference; but the ἐκ in the composition is intensive, and denotes what is entire, utter, as also in Plut. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. It was the capital of the *Roman region calledAsia. Statement of motive for buying up the opportunity, viz., the evil of the time. Redeeming the time - The word rendered here as “redeeming,” means “to purchase; to buy up” from the possession or power of anyone; and then to redeem, to set free - as from service or bondage; notes, Galatians 3:13. Now, fruit in its season is a carriage answerable to all providences (Matthew 9:15). What some people see as a "reason why they can"t", Paul sees has an incentive why we must. 3. The appellation spiritual, given to these songs, is strikingly appropriate; for the songs most frequently used are almost always on trifling subjects, and very far from being chaste. Thus the Christian seizes old Father Time by the forelock, and uses every lawful opportunity for promoting his own spiritual happiness and the eternal welfare of his fellow men: this is what Christianity positively demands; and this is what the true Christian delights to do. Giving the Middle also its proper sense, we get the sense of “buying up for yourselves”. (T. improving every opportunity for good. I had gifts of mind; I had means; I had many opportunities of doing good in the world; but all I cared about was myself, and to carry out my own schemes and fancies. ὅτι αἱ ἡμέραι πονηραί εἰσιν—“because the days are evil.” The apostle, as Olshausen remarks, does not adduce the fewness of the days to inculcate in general the diligent use of time, but he insists on the evil of the days for the purpose of urging Christians to seize on every opportunity to counteract that evil. I. 1999. The Apostle tells such persons that they are to ‘buy up opportunities.’ Now opportunities—as I have already hinted—are of two kinds. By a consideration of the time he enforces his exhortation.The days are evil. 3. Buying off from the vanities of "them that are without," and of the "unwise" opportunity, each opportunity afforded you for the work of God. There are two great ends, the glorifying of God, and the saving of our own souls. “Redeem” implies the preciousness of the opportune season, a jewel to be bought at any price. While time lingers for you, improve it. "E.W. Our narrow space of days is so brief, that we must treasure well its moments. Who are the persons more especially concerned to redeem time? BibliographyBurkitt, William. III. 1897. And it is every man’s business, first, to find out what that work is—and then to do it. 2. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/ephesians-5.html. vi. Foolish people naively convince themselves, “Well there will be other times.” In contrast, wisdom is demonstrated by the prompt and discerning zeal to make every opportunity our own. Beza's better illustration is that of a merchant whose foresight enables him to use all things for his own purposes; and Olshausen remarks that such a lesson is taught in the parable recorded in Luke 16:1-16. We must begin with God if we are to prosper. There is however one mode of acting in summer, another in winter, even with greater labour [in the former than in the latter]. Ephesians 5:16-18 New International Version (NIV). Seize upon time, and redeem it from the world to God. 2; Polyb. Observe a method in the distribution of your time. 1879-90. (2) Another point of experience to the same effect is that the days are darkened by spectacles of evil, especially to persons of much moral and religious sensibility. In such a situation every noise alarms. And he professes thus of himself, “When I awake, I am still with Thee” (Psalms 139:18). "Commentary on Ephesians 5:16". Because all things are beautiful in their season. Baird, The Hallowing of our Common Life, p. 6; H. J. Wilmot-Buxton, The Life of Duty, p. 45; Homilist, vol. At Babel all had joined in against God. Franklin laid the foundation of his wonderful stock of knowledge in his dinner hours and evenings, while working as a printer’s boy. The participle has been variously understood. Our lives are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. When you go abroad take care of this, that you do not mix yourselves with evil companions; be very circumspect as to the persons you converse with; never think you can redeem time, if you be careless as to this particular, for a wonderful deal of time is lost (and the person too often) in unprofitable and sinful society. IV. 1765. Ephesians 5:16, KJV: "Redeeming the time, because the days are evil." καιρ., for the days, the present times, are evil, for moral corruption is now in vogue. They are felt to be so (1) on this account, for one thing: that they are subject to so many things which are out of men's power, independent of their will and control. The thing to be “bought up” is the καιρός, not “the time,” but “the fit time,” the “opportunity,” and the purchase-money implied in the figure is left undefined, but may be the careful heed expended on their walk. Redeem--recover, buy back. p. 288. Thirdly: I shall now proceed to the encouragements to the bargain to redeem time and season. How can we purchase back time? But in this respect too often the children of this world are wiser than the children of light. It is precious, because we have much business on our hands; business which relates, not to our bodies only, but to our souls; not merely to this life, but to the whole duration of our existence. So sensible was this great man that time was not a trifle to be dissipated, but a rich talent entrusted to him, for which he was accountable to the great Dispenser of it! ), I. 1599-1645. All rights reserved. Ephesians Commentary Purpose and Themes. Some are wise in time, others too late; as the foolish virgins; they saw a necessity of getting oil into their vessels, but it was too late (Matthew 25:10). Ephesians 5:16 “redeeming the time, because the days are evil”. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". You part with nothing but what is better lost than kept; with a little ease of the flesh, vain pleasure which passeth away as the wind, a little worldly profit, which at death will be of no use to thee. In what remains, I shall set forth some plain practical rules for so doing. In a narrower sense, special favorable seasons for good, occasionally presenting themselves, are referred to, of which believers ought diligently to avail themselves. 1. The phrase as used in Daniel 2:8 has rather the sense of gaining time, delaying. Some are like hogs, good for nothing till they are dead; they will not part with anything till they are incapable of the use of it any longer. II. II. Wheat a great portion of time is spent by some persons in foolish sports and pastimes, as they call them. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians, οἶδα ἐγὼ καιπὸν ὑμεῖς ἐξαγοράζετε, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. "Family Bible New Testament". We must not defer a benefit. 1974. We must redeem time by sincerely repenting of sin and devoting ourselves immediately to the great business of life. The time—The word time, here, signifies opportunity or occasion; that is, of administering moral reproof, and testifying. Compare App-195. My brethren, there is a day coming, when you must all give an account of your time; all your time must be reckoned for at the great and general audit of the world. ), Melancthon noted down the time lost by him that he might thereby reanimate his industry and not lose an hour. There is not sufficient difference between them to awaken attention and inspire hope. 3. 4. It is said of a wise man that, being in company with some learned friends and philosophers, from whose society he had expected great profit, but finding that their occupation was gaming and their discourse trifling, he took out his tablets, and for an hour or two noted down their words, which he afterwards read to them, whereat they were so ashamed that they threw aside their cards and sought to pass their time more profitably. There are seasons friendly for particular duties. Time is not ours to dispose of at pleasure. Our days, moreover, come to us masqued for the most part, so that even when they bring us a great opportunity, we do not recognize its greatness at the time, and therefore do not seize upon it and improve it as we should if we knew its worth. We may add that the compound ἐξαγορ. There are many reasons why we should take and maintain this attitude. Dr. Heylin reads Improving the time; and he observes from Tully, that every hour has its proper duty; nullum tempus vacare officio potest. We lose all that time which is not spent in the love and service of God. Giving thanks always. What makes it so supremely important to redeem time? The obstacles in the way of Christian service are therefore great, and the opportunities of turning men to light are few, so there is an evident necessity for seizing upon every occasion which may appear” (Erdman p. 115). Oh! And observe further, that these things, however proper in their place, must not engross, as they are apt to do, too much of our time. iv. Gold is not found in California for the most in great masses, but in little grains. Time steals on smoothly, but swiftly. III. Verse 13 encourages us to understand that God is purposely exposing our sins to us for our eternal good so that we might share life in His Kingdom with Him. Therefore: Here, Paul concludes the thought from Ephesians 4, where he described how Christians should relate to one another. Once more: We should be moved to obey the apostle’s exhortation by the solemn consideration that we are accountable for our time. Wisdom and ἀκρίβεια, circumspection, are commanded, not sloth. I. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/ephesians-5.html. 3. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". If they interfere, it is because you throw them into confusion, and your time into disorder. But not so does God give time: only one moment at a time, and never that until the previous one has been taken back. 4. Greek. Bengel, who compares Amos 5:13, and understands the prudent letting the evil day pass over “quiescendo vel certe modice agendo,” whereby the better time is purchased, in order to make the more use thereof. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. He afterwards at twelve made a very slender dinner, at which he drank nothing but water, and sat down to his books again at three. The days drag slowly by, bringing him few means of moral culture, rare occasions in which he can trade with his talents and make them more. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. The clearest idea may be given of time, to a thoughtful mind, by one standing on the banks of a mighty river; he beholds the flowing waters glide along in a powerful volume, taking complexion from all things round; he views the floating bubble, the fallen leaves, the scattered branches of trees, or various boats or living beings constantly borne away; he stands rapt in contemplation, not knowing what is above or what is below his vision, but he finds all life and time hero imaged, vividly, and all rapidly pass away into the vast ocean of eternity. Text -- Ephesians 5:16 (NET) Strongs On/Off. 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. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, αληθειας οιδα εγω, ὁτι καιρον ὑμεις εξαγοραζετε·, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament. No student of books, nature, or men, is satisfied unless he adds daily to his stores of knowledge. It means the period of his life; his opportunities of doing evil or good; a trust and a talent confided to his care. (S. You have now seen how time is in captivity, and what is meant by redeeming it. If you would advise or reprove a friend, take a time when you can speak to him in private; when you feel your own mind affectionate, and think his to be calm and tender; when you can address him inoffensively, and he may hear you dispassionately. The slight price we are to give for time. Some time after, Mr. When we discharge that duty, we improve, that is, make the best of our time. (J. Lathrop, D. D.). Parallel Cross Reference (TSK) ITL Names, People and ... Commentary -- Verse Notes / Footnotes. Also, we may see the power of time from the lives of men who have carved their way from obscurity to fame. It is the same thought which finds expression in the last clause of the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:13; cf. The purest philosophy, the noblest study, the highest statesmanship, are those which the Christian is invited to spend his life in mastering and acquiring! It is said that the good man “is like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season” (Psalms 1:3). 1897-1910. when the Christian is laid by in silence; therefore he needs the more to improve the seasonable times afforded to him (Amos 5:13), which Paul perhaps alludes to. But upon a retrospective view, how wonderfully is the case altered! This exhortation may be addressed to all, and is applicable to all periods. Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. Compare Ephesians 6:13. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording or otherwise without the prior permission of the author, except as provided by U.S.A. copyright laws. "Commentary on Ephesians 5:16". "Commentary on Ephesians 5:16". 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