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1 Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children; 1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children
2 and walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of a sweet smell. 2 and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints; 3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people.
4 nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
5 For this ye know of a surety, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. 5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person--such a man is an idolater--has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no man deceive you with empty words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient.
7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them; 7 Therefore do not be partners with them.
8 For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
9 (for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
10 proving what is well-pleasing unto the Lord; 10 and find out what pleases the Lord.
11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them; 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
12 for the things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of. 12 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
13 But all things when they are reproved are made manifest by the light: for everything that is made manifest is light. 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible,
14 Wherefore [he] saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon thee. 14 for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
15 Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise; 15 Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise,
16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
17 Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
18 And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit; 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.
19 speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,
20 giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
21 subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ. 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 Wives, [be in subjection] unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the church, [being] himself the saviour of the body. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so [let] the wives also [be] to their husbands in everything. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it; 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
27 that he might present the church to himself a glorious [church], not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
28 Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself: 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
29 for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church; 29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church--
30 because we are members of his body. 30 for we are members of his body.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh. 31 "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."
32 This mystery is great: but I speak in regard of Christ and of the church. 32 This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church.
33 Nevertheless do ye also severally love each one his own wife even as himself; and [let] the wife [see] that she fear her husband. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.