|Eph 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;
|Eph 5:2 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.
|Eph 5:3 ¶ But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;
|Eph 5:4 and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
|Eph 5:5 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.
|Eph 5:6 ¶ Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
|Eph 5:7 Therefore do not be partakers with them;
|Eph 5:8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light
|Eph 5:9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),
|Eph 5:10 trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
|Eph 5:11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;
|Eph 5:12 for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.
|Eph 5:13 But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.
|Eph 5:14 For this reason it says,
And arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine on you."
|Eph 5:15 ¶ Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,
|Eph 5:16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil.
|Eph 5:17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
|Eph 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,
|Eph 5:19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
|Eph 5:20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;
|Eph 5:21 and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.
|Eph 5:22 ¶ Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
|Eph 5:23 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.
|Eph 5:24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.
|Eph 5:25 ¶ Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,
|Eph 5:26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
|Eph 5:27 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.
|Eph 5:28 So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself;
|Eph 5:29 for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,
|Eph 5:30 because we are members of His body.
|Eph 5:31 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.
|Eph 5:32 This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.
|Eph 5:33 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.