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Ephesians 5:9

Context
NET ©

for the fruit of the light 1  consists in 2  all goodness, righteousness, and truth –

NIV ©

(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)

NASB ©

(for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),

NLT ©

For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.

MSG ©

The good, the right, the true--these are the actions appropriate for daylight hours.

BBE ©

(Because the fruit of the light is in all righteousness and in everything which is good and true),

NRSV ©

for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.

NKJV ©

(for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),


KJV
(For
<1063>
the fruit
<2590>
of the Spirit
<4151>
[is] in
<1722>
all
<3956>
goodness
<19>
and
<2532>
righteousness
<1343>
and
<2532>
truth
<225>;)
NASB ©
(for the fruit
<2590>
of the Light
<5457>
consists in all
<3956>
goodness
<19>
and righteousness
<1343>
and truth
<225>
),
GREEK
o
<3588>
T-NSM
gar
<1063>
CONJ
karpov
<2590>
N-NSM
tou
<3588>
T-GSN
fwtov
<5457>
N-GSN
en
<1722>
PREP
pash
<3956>
A-DSF
agaywsunh
<19>
N-DSF
kai
<2532>
CONJ
dikaiosunh
<1343>
N-DSF
kai
<2532>
CONJ
alhyeia
<225>
N-DSF
NET © [draft] ITL
for
<1063>
the fruit
<2590>
of the light
<5457>
consists in
<1722>
all
<3956>
goodness
<19>
, righteousness
<1343>
, and
<2532>
truth
<225>
NET ©

for the fruit of the light 1  consists in 2  all goodness, righteousness, and truth –

NET © Notes

tc Several mss (Ì46 D2 Ψ Ï) have πνεύματος (pneumatos, “Spirit”) instead of φωτός (fwtos, “light”). Although most today regard φωτός as obviously original (UBS4 gives it an “A” rating), a case could be made that πνεύματος is what the author wrote. First, although this is largely a Byzantine reading (D2 often, if not normally, assimilates to the Byzantine text), Ì46 gives the reading much greater credibility. Internally, the φωτός at the end of v. 8 could have lined up above the πνεύματος in v. 9 in a scribe’s exemplar, thus occasioning dittography. (It is interesting to note that in both Ì49 and א the two instances of φωτός line up.) However, written in a contracted form, as a nomen sacrum (pMnMs) – a practice found even in the earliest mssπνεύματος would not have been easily confused with fwtos (there being only the last letter to occasion homoioteleuton rather than the last three). Further, the external evidence for φωτός is quite compelling (Ì49 א A B D* F G P 33 81 1739 1881 2464 pc latt co); it is rather doubtful that the early and widespread witnesses all mistook πνεύματος for φωτός. In addition, πνεύματος can be readily explained as harking back to Gal 5:22 (“the fruit of the Spirit”). Thus, on balance, φωτός appears to be original, giving rise to the reading πνεύματος.

tn Grk “in.” The idea is that the fruit of the light is “expressed in” or “consists of.”



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