Ephesians 5:16-26 NIV

16 making the most of every opportunity,1 because the days are evil.2

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17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.3

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18 Do not get drunk on wine,4 which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.5

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19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.6 Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,

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20 always giving thanks7 to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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21 Submit to one another8 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 husbands9 as to the Lord.10

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23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church,11 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 husbands12 in everything.

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    • 38 5:24 - S ver 22
      25 Husbands, love your wives,13 just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her14

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          26 to make her holy,15 cleansinga her by the washing16 with water through the word,

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            • b 5:26 - Or "having cleansed"