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Ephesians 5:1-6 NIV

1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children

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2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

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3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.

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4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.

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      5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.a

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        • m 5:5 - Or "kingdom of the Messiah and God"
          6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.

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          • a 5:5 - Or "kingdom of the Messiah and God"
          • b 5:26 - Or "having cleansed"
          • c 5:31 - Gen. 2:24