Ephesians 5


Become Mimics of God

Become then mimics of God, as [2children 1beloved]! And walk in love! as also the Christ loved us, and delivered himself up for us an offering and sacrifice to God for a scent of pleasant aroma. And harlotry and all uncleanness or desire for wealth let not be named among you! as it is becoming to holy ones; and indecency and moronish talking, or obscene jokes not relating -- but rather thankfulness. For this you are knowing, that every fornicator, or unclean, or a hoarder of wealth, who is an idolater, does not have an inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and of God. [2not one 3of you 1Let] be deceived with empty words! [2on account of 3these things 1for] comes the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience. Do not then become joint-partners with them! For you were at some time or other darkness, but now light in the Lord -- [2as 3children 4of light 1walk]! (For the fruit of the spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 distinguishing what is well-pleasing to the Lord. 11 And do not partake together with the [2works 1unfruitful] of darkness, but rather also reprove! 12 For the things secretly taking place by them, it is shameful even to speak. 13 But all being reproved, [2by 3the 4light 1are made manifest]; [4all things 1for 2the thing 3manifesting] is light. 14 Therefore he says, Arise, O sleeping one, and rise up from the dead! and [3shall shine upon 4you 1the 2Christ]. 15 Take heed then how exactly you walk! not as unwise, but as wise, 16 buying back the time, for the days are wicked. 17 On account of this do not become fools, but be perceiving what the will of the Lord is! 18 And be not intoxicated with wine in which is carnality! but be filled in spirit! 19 speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and [2odes 1spiritual]; singing and strumming in your heart to the Lord; 20 giving thanks at all times for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the God and father;

Concerning Submission

21 being submitted to one another in a fear of God. 22 [2the 3wives 5to their 6own 7husbands 1Let 4submit], as to the Lord! 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ is head of the assembly, and he is deliverer of the body. 24 But as the assembly submits to the Christ, so also the wives to their own husbands in all things. 25 [2the 3husbands 1Let] love their own wives, as also the Christ loved the assembly, and delivered himself up for it; 26 that he should sanctify it, having cleansed it by the bath of water by the word; 27 that he should present it to himself [2honorable 1the 3assembly], not having stain, or wrinkle, or any such things; but that it should be holy and unblemished. 28 So ought the husbands to love their own wives as their own bodies. The one loving his own wife, loves himself. 29 For no one at some time or other [2his own 3flesh 1detests], but nourishes and comforts it, as also the Lord for the assembly. 30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31 For of this [2leaves behind 1a man] his father and mother, and cleaves to his wife, and [3will be 1the 2two] for [2flesh 1one]. 32  This mystery is great; and I speak as to Christ, and as to the assembly. 33 Only also you, everyone, [3each 5his own 6wife 1so 2let 4love] as himself, and the wife, that she should fear the husband!
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