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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 Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of a sweet smell.

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

5:4 nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks.

5:5 For this ye know of a surety, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

5:6 Let no man deceive you with empty words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience.

5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them;

5:8 For ye were once darkness, but are 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 well-pleasing unto the Lord;

5:11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them;

5:12 for the things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of.

5:13 But all things when they are reproved are made manifest by the light: for everything that is made manifest is light.

5:14 Wherefore `he' saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon thee.

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

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

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

5:18 And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit;

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

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

5:21 subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.

5:22 Wives, `be in subjection' unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the church, `being' himself the saviour of the body.

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

5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it;

5:26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,

5:27 that he might present the church to himself a glorious `church', not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

5:28 Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself:

5:29 for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church;

5:30 because we are members of his body.

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

5:32 This mystery is great: but I speak in regard of Christ and of the church.

5:33 Nevertheless do ye also severally love each one his own wife even as himself; and `let' the wife `see' that she fear her husband.