Ephesians 5:15-33 NIV

15 Be very careful, then, how you live1--not as unwise but as wise,

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      16 making the most of every opportunity,2 because the days are evil.3

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      17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.4

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      18 Do not get drunk on wine,5 which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.6

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      19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.7 Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,

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      20 always giving thanks8 to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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      21 Submit to one another9 out of reverence for Christ.

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      Wives and Husbands

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

      22 Wives, submit to your husbands10 as to the Lord.11

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      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.

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      24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands13 in everything.

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        • 38 5:24 - S ver 22
          25 Husbands, love your wives,14 just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her15

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              26 to make her holy,16 cleansinga her by the washing17 with water through the word,

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                • b 5:26 - Or "having cleansed"
                  27 and to present her to himself18 as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.19

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                  28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives20 as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

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                      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

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                      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

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                      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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