Be imitators of God,1 therefore, as dearly loved children2
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and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us3 and gave himself up for us4 as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.5
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But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality,6 or of any kind of impurity, or of greed,7 because these are improper for God's holy people.
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Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk8 or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.9
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For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person--such a man is an idolater10--has any inheritance11 in the kingdom of Christ and of God.12
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Let no one deceive you13 with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath14 comes on those who are disobedient.15
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Therefore do not be partners with them.
For you were once16 darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light17
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(for the fruit18 of the light consists in all goodness,19 righteousness and truth)
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and find out what pleases the Lord.20
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Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness,21 but rather expose them.
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