Ephesians 5:3-17 (Lexham English Bible)

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3 But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or greediness, must not even be named among you (as is fitting for saints), 4 and obscenity, and foolish talk, or coarse jesting (which [are] not proper), but rather thanksgiving. 5 For this you know {for certain}a, that every sexually immoral [person], or unclean [person], or greedy [person] (who is an idolater), does not have an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these [things] the wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience.

Walk Like Children of Light

7 Therefore do not be sharersb with them, 8 for you were formerly darkness, but now [you are] light in the Lord. Live like children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn what is well-pleasing to the Lord. 11 And do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather even expose [them]. 12 For it is shameful even to speak [about] the things being [done] by them in secret, 13 but all [things] exposed by the light are made visible, 14 for everything made visible is light. Therefore it says, Wake up, sleeper, and rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you. 15 Therefore, consider carefully how you live, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of the time because the days are evil.

Being Filled by the Spirit

17 Because of this do not become foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord [is].
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