Ephesians 5:18-28 NIV

18 Do not get drunk on wine,1 which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.2

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19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.3 Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,

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20 always giving thanks4 to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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21 Submit to one another5 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 husbands6 as to the Lord.7

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23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church,8 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 husbands9 in everything.

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    • 38 5:24 - S ver 22
      25 Husbands, love your wives,10 just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her11

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          26 to make her holy,12 cleansinga her by the washing13 with water through the word,

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            • b 5:26 - Or "having cleansed"
              27 and to present her to himself14 as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.15

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              28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives16 as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

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