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Ephesians 5

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5:1 Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children,

5:2 and walk in love, even as the Christ loved us, and delivered himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.

5:3 But fornication and all uncleanness or unbridled lust, let it not be even named among you, as it becomes saints;

5:4 and filthiness and foolish talking, or jesting, which are not convenient; but rather thanksgiving.

5:5 For this ye are [well] informed of, knowing that no fornicator, or unclean person, or person of unbridled lust, who is an idolater, has inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and God.

5:6 Let no one deceive you with vain words, for on account of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

5:7 Be not ye therefore fellow-partakers with them;

5:8 for ye were once darkness, but now light in [the] Lord; walk as children of light,

5:9 (for the fruit of the light [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth,)

5:10 proving what is agreeable to the Lord;

5:11 and do not have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather also reprove [them],

5:12 for the things that are done by them in secret it is shameful even to say.

5:13 But all things having their true character exposed by the light are made manifest; for that which makes everything manifest is light.

5:14 Wherefore he says, Wake up, [thou] that sleepest, and arise up from among the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.

5:15 See therefore how ye walk carefully, not as unwise but as wise,

5:16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

5:17 For this reason be not foolish, but understanding what [is] the will of the Lord.

5:18 And be not drunk with wine, in which is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit,

5:19 speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and chanting with your heart to the Lord;

5:20 giving thanks at all times for all things to him [who is] God and [the] Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

5:21 submitting yourselves to one another in [the] fear of Christ.

5:22 Wives, [submit yourselves] to your own husbands, as to the Lord,

5:23 for a husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ [is] head of the assembly. *He* [is] Saviour of the body.

5:24 But even as the assembly is subjected to the Christ, so also wives to their own husbands in everything.

5:25 Husbands, love your own wives, even as the Christ also loved the assembly, and has delivered himself up for it,

5:26 in order that he might sanctify it, purifying [it] by the washing of water by [the] word,

5:27 that *he* might present the assembly to himself glorious, having no spot, or wrinkle, or any of such things; but that it might be holy and blameless.

5:28 So ought men also to love their own wives as their own bodies: he that loves his own wife loves himself.

5:29 For no one has ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as also the Christ the assembly:

5:30 for we are members of his body; [we are of his flesh, and of his bones.]

5:31 Because of this a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be united to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh.

5:32 This mystery is great, but *I* speak as to Christ, and as to the assembly.

5:33 But *ye* also, every one of you, let each so love his own wife as himself; but as to the wife [I speak] that she may fear the husband.

 

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