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EPHESIANS 5

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

 5:2   And walk in love, even as Christ also loved us and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor.

 5:3   But fornication and all uncleanness or greediness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints,

 5:4   And obscenity and foolish talking or sly, filthy jesting, which are not becoming, but rather the giving of thanks.

 5:5   For this you realize, knowing that every fornicator or unclean person or greedy person (who is an idolater) has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

 5:6   Let no one deceive you with vain words, for because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience.

 5:7   Therefore do not be partakers with them;

 5:8   For you were once darkness but are now light in the Lord; walk as children of light

 5:9   (For the fruit of the light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),

 5:10   Proving what is well pleasing to the Lord.

 5:11   And do not participate in the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them.

 5:12   For the things which are done by them in secret it is shameful even to speak of.

 5:13   But all things which are reproved are made manifest by the light; for everything that makes manifest is light.

 5:14   Therefore He says, Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.

 5:15   Look therefore carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise,

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

 5:17   Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

 5:18   And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness, but be filled in spirit,

 5:19   Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and psalming with your heart to the Lord,

 5:20   Giving thanks at all times for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to our God and Father,

 5:21   Being subject to one another in the fear of Christ:

 5:22   Wives, be subject to your own husbands as to the Lord;

 5:23   For a husband is head of the wife as also Christ is Head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the Body.

 5:24   But as the church is subject to Christ, so also let the wives be subject to their husbands in everything.

 5:25   Husbands, love your wives even as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her

 5:26   That He might sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing of the water in the word,

 5:27   That He might present the church to Himself glorious, not having spot or wrinkle or any such things, but that she would be holy and without blemish.

 5:28   In the same way the husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his own wife loves himself.

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

 5:30   Because we are members of His Body.

 5:31   For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh.

 5:32   This mystery is great, but I speak with regard to Christ and the church.

 5:33   Nevertheless you also, each one of you, in the same way love your own wife as yourself; and the wife should fear her husband.


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