Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; (Ephesians 5:1)

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 5:2)

But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; (Ephesians 5:3)

and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. (Ephesians 5:4)

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 5:5)

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. (Ephesians 5:6)

Therefore do not be partakers with them; (Ephesians 5:7)

for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (Ephesians 5:8)

(for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), (Ephesians 5:9)

trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:10)

Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them; (Ephesians 5:11)

for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. (Ephesians 5:12)

But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. (Ephesians 5:13)

For this reason it says, "Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you." (Ephesians 5:14)

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, (Ephesians 5:15)

making the most of your time, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:16)

So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 5:17)

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, (Ephesians 5:18)

speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; (Ephesians 5:19)

always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; (Ephesians 5:20)

and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ. (Ephesians 5:21)

Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:22)

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 5:23)

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

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

so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, (Ephesians 5:26)

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 5:27)

So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; (Ephesians 5:28)

for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, (Ephesians 5:29)

because we are members of His body. (Ephesians 5:30)

FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH. (Ephesians 5:31)

This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church. (Ephesians 5:32)

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. (Ephesians 5:33)


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