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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Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk3 or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.4
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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.7
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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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Therefore do not be partners with them.
For you were once11 darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light12
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(for the fruit13 of the light consists in all goodness,14 righteousness and truth)
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and find out what pleases the Lord.15
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Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness,16 but rather expose them.
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For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
But everything exposed by the light17 becomes visible,
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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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Be very careful, then, how you live21--not as unwise but as wise,
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making the most of every opportunity,22 because the days are evil.23
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Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.24
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