Ephesians 5:15-25 GNT

15 So be careful how you live. Don't live like ignorant people, but like wise people.
16 Make good use of every opportunity you have, because these are evil days. 1

References for Ephesians 5:16

    • 20 5:16 - 5.16 Col 4.5.
      17 Don't be fools, then, but try to find out what the Lord wants you to do.
      18 Do not get drunk with wine, which will only ruin you; instead, be filled with the Spirit.
      19 Speak to one another with the words of psalms, hymns, and sacred songs; sing hymns and psalms to the Lord with praise in your hearts. 2

      References for Ephesians 5:19

        • 21 5:19 - 5.19, 20 Col 3.16, 17.
          20 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, always give thanks for everything to God the Father.
          21 Submit yourselves to one another because of your reverence for Christ.
          22 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands as to the Lord. 3

          References for Ephesians 5:22

            • 22 5:22 - 5.22 Col 3.18; 1 P 3.1.
              23 For a husband has authority over his wife just as Christ has authority over the church; and Christ is himself the Savior of the church, his body.
              24 And so wives must submit themselves completely to their husbands just as the church submits itself to Christ.
              25 Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it. 4

              References for Ephesians 5:25

                • 23 5:25 - 5.25 Col 3.19; 1 P 3.7.