Ephesians 5:4-14 NIV

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

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      5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.a

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        • m 5:5 - Or "kingdom of the Messiah and God"
          6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.

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

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

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          10 and find out what pleases the Lord.

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

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          12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
          13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.

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          14 This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

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