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Ephesians 5

Book of Ephesians - Chapter 5

Ephesians 5:1

Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.

Ephesians 5:2

Walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.

Ephesians 5:3

But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be mentioned among you, as becomes saints;

Ephesians 5:4

nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not appropriate; but rather giving of thanks.

Ephesians 5:5

Know this for sure, that no sexually immoral person, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any 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 on the children of disobedience.

Ephesians 5:7

Therefore don't be partakers with them.

Ephesians 5:8

For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,

Ephesians 5:9

for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,

Ephesians 5:10

proving what is well pleasing to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:11

Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them.

Ephesians 5:12

For the things which are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of.

Ephesians 5:13

But all things, when they are reproved, are revealed by the light, for everything that reveals is light.

Ephesians 5:14

Therefore he says, "Awake, you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

Ephesians 5:15

Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise;

Ephesians 5:16

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore don't be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Ephesians 5:18

Don't be drunken with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,

Ephesians 5:19

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

Ephesians 5:20

giving thanks always concerning all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God, even the Father;

Ephesians 5:21

subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.

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, and Christ also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body.

Ephesians 5:24

But as the assembly is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their own husbands in everything.

Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it;

Ephesians 5:26

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

Ephesians 5:27

that he might present the assembly to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Ephesians 5:28

Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.

Ephesians 5:29

For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly;

Ephesians 5:30

because we are members of his body, of his flesh and bones.

Ephesians 5:31

"For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will be joined to his wife. The two will become one flesh."

Ephesians 5:32

This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Christ and of the assembly.

Ephesians 5:33

Nevertheless each of you must also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she respects her husband.