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Ephesians 5


Be Imitators of God

Ephesians 5:1
  Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;
Ephesians 5:2
  and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
Ephesians 5:3
  But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;
Ephesians 5:4
  and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
Ephesians 5:5
  For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
Ephesians 5:6
  Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
Ephesians 5:7
  Therefore do not be partakers with them;
Ephesians 5:8
  for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light
Ephesians 5:9
  (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),
Ephesians 5:10
  trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
Ephesians 5:11
  Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;
Ephesians 5:12
  for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.
Ephesians 5:13
  But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.
Ephesians 5:14
  For this reason it says, "Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you."
Ephesians 5:15
  Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,
Ephesians 5:16
  making the most of your time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:17
  So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Ephesians 5:18
  And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,
Ephesians 5:19
  speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
Ephesians 5:20
  always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;
Ephesians 5:21
  and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.

Marriage Like Christ and the Church

Ephesians 5:22
  Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
Ephesians 5:23
  For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.
Ephesians 5:24
  But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.
Ephesians 5:25
  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,
Ephesians 5:26
  so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
Ephesians 5:27
  that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.
Ephesians 5:28
  So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself;
Ephesians 5:29
  for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,
Ephesians 5:30
  because we are members of His body.
Ephesians 5:31
Ephesians 5:32
  This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.
Ephesians 5:33
  Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.
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