Ephesians 5:3-14 NIV

3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality,1 or of any kind of impurity, or of greed,2 because these are improper for God's holy people.

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4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk3 or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.4

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      5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person--such a man is an idolater5--has any inheritance6 in the kingdom of Christ and of God.a7

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        • a 5:5 - Or "kingdom of the Christ and God"
          6 Let no one deceive you8 with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath9 comes on those who are disobedient.10

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          7 Therefore do not be partners with them.
          8 For you were once11 darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light12

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          9 (for the fruit13 of the light consists in all goodness,14 righteousness and truth)

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          10 and find out what pleases the Lord.15

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          11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness,16 but rather expose them.

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          12 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
          13 But everything exposed by the light17 becomes visible,

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          14 for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper,18 rise from the dead,19 and Christ will shine on you."20

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