Ephesians 51 Be ye therefore imitators of God, as dear children: 2 and walk in love; as the Messiah also hath loved us, and hath given up himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God, for a sweet odor. 3 But whoredom, and all impurity, and avarice let them not be at all heard of among you, as it becometh the saints; 4 Neither obscenities, nor words of folly, or of division, or of scurrility, which are not useful; but instead of these, thanksgiving. 5 For this know ye, that every man who is a whoremonger, or impure, or avaricious, or a worshipper of idols, hath no inheritance in the kingdom of the Messiah and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words; for it is on account of these things that the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience. 7 Therefore be ye not like them. 8 For ye were heretofore darkness, but now are ye light in our Lord: therefore, as the children of light, so walk ye. 9 For the fruits of the light are in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth. 10 And search out what is pleasing before our Lord: 11 And have no commerce with the works of darkness which are unfruitful, but reprove them. 12 For the things they do in secret, it is nauseous even to mention. 13 For all things are exposed and made manifest by the light: and whatever maketh manifest, is light. 14 Wherefore it is said: Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and the Messiah will illuminate thee. 15 See therefore, that ye walk circumspectly; not like the simple, 16 but like the wise, who purchase their opportunity; because the days are evil. 17 Therefore, be not lacking in understanding; but understand ye what is the pleasure of God. 18 And be not drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness; but be ye filled with the spirit. 19 And converse with yourselves in psalms and hymns; and with your hearts sing to the Lord, in spiritual songs. 20 And give thanks to God the Father, at all times, for all men, in the name of our Lord Jesus the Messiah. 21 And be submissive one to another, in the love of the Messiah. 22 Wives, be ye submissive to your husbands, as to our Lord. 23 Because the husband is the head of the wife, even as the Messiah is the head of the church; and he is the vivifier of the body. 24 And as the church is subject to the Messiah, so also let wives be to their husbands in all things. 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as the Messiah loved his church, and delivered himself up for it; 26 that he might sanctify it, and cleanse it, by the washing of water, and by the word; 27 and might constitute it a glorious church for himself, in which is no stain, and no wrinkle, and nothing like them; but that it might be holy and without blemish. 28 It behooveth men so to love their wives, as they do their own bodies. For he that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own body; but nourisheth it, and provideth for it, even as the Messiah the church. 30 For we are members of his body and of his flesh, and of his bones. 31 For this reason, a man should quit his father and his mother, and adhere to his wife; and the two should be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery; but I am speaking of the Messiah, and of his church. 33 Nevertheless, let each of you severally so love his wife, even as himself: and let the wife reverence her husband.
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