Ephesians 5:1-9 NIV

1 Be imitators of God,1 therefore, as dearly loved children2

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2 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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3 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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4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk8 or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.9

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      5 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.a12

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        • a 5:5 - Or "kingdom of the Christ and God"
          6 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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          7 Therefore do not be partners with them.
          8 For you were once16 darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light17

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          9 (for the fruit18 of the light consists in all goodness,19 righteousness and truth)

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