1Beyethereforefollowers of God,asdearchildren;2Andwalkinlove,asChristalso hath lovedus,and hath givenhimselfforus an offeringand a sacrifice to Godfor a sweetsmellingsavour.3Butfornication,andalluncleanness,orcovetousness, let it not be oncenamedamongyou,asbecomethsaints;4Neitherfilthiness,nor foolish talking,norjesting,whicharenotconvenient : butrather giving of thanks.5Forthis ye know , thatnowhoremonger,nor unclean person,nor covetous man,whois an idolater,hath any inheritancein the kingdom of Christand of God.6Let no mandeceiveyou with vainwords:forbecause of these thingscometh the wrath of Godupon the children of disobedience.a7Benotyethereforepartakers with them.8For ye weresometimesdarkness,butnow are ye lightin the Lord:walkaschildren of light:9
(For the fruit of the Spirit is inallgoodnessandrighteousnessand truth;)
10Provingwhatisacceptable unto the Lord.11Andhavenofellowship with the unfruitfulworks of darkness,butratherreprove them.
12For it is a shameeven to speak of those things which are doneofthem in secret.13But all things that are reprovedb are made manifestby the light:forwhatsoever doth make manifestislight.14Wherefore he saith , Awake thou that sleepest , andarisefrom the dead,andChrist shall givetheelight .
15Seethenthat ye walkcircumspectly,notasfools,butaswise,16Redeeming the time,because the daysareevil.17Whereforebeyenotunwise,butunderstandingwhat the will of the Lord is.
18Andbenotdrunk with wine,whereinisexcess;but be filledwith the Spirit;19Speaking to yourselves in psalmsandhymnsandspiritualsongs,singingand making melodyinyourheart to the Lord;20
Giving thanksalwaysfor all things unto Godand the Fatherin the name of ourLordJesusChrist;21
Submitting yourselves one to anotherin the fear of God.22Wives, submit yourselves unto your ownhusbands,as unto the Lord.23For the husbandis the head of the wife,evenasChrist is the head of the church:andheis the saviour of the body.24Thereforeas the church is subject unto Christ,solet the wives be to their ownhusbandsin every thing.25Husbands,loveyourwives, even asChristalsoloved the church,andgavehimselfforit;26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of waterby the word,27That he might presentit to himself a gloriouschurch,nothavingspot,orwrinkle,orany such thing;butthat it should beholyand without blemish.28Sooughtmen to lovetheirwivesas their ownbodies. He that lovethhiswifelovethhimself.29For no man ever yethated his ownflesh;butnourishethandcherishethit, even astheLord the church:30For we aremembers of hisbody,ofhisflesh,andofhisbones.31For this causeshall a manleavehisfatherandmother,and shall be joineduntohiswife,and they two shall beoneflesh.32Thisis a greatmystery:butIspeakconcerningChristandthechurch.33Neverthelesslet every oneofyou in particularsolovehiswife even ashimself;and the wife see that she reverence her husband.