Ephesians 5:15-33 (New International Version)

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15 Be very careful, then, how you live1--not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity,2 because the days are evil.3 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.4 18 Do not get drunk on wine,5 which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.6 19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.7 Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks8 to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 21 Submit to one another9 out of reverence for Christ.

Wives and Husbands

5:22-6:9pp -- Col 3:18-4:1

22 Wives, submit to your husbands10 as to the Lord.11 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church,12 his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands13 in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives,14 just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her15 26 to make her holy,16 cleansinga her by the washing17 with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself18 as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.19 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives20 as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church-- 30 for we are members of his body.21 31 "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."b22 32 This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife23 as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
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