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Ephesians 5 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So imitate God, as his dear children; 1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children
2 and live a life of love, just as also the Messiah loved us, indeed, on our behalf gave himself up as an offering, as a slaughtered sacrifice to God with a pleasing fragrance. 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 Among you there should not even be mentioned sexual immorality, or any kind of impurity, or greed; these are utterly inappropriate for God's holy people. 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 Also out of place are obscenity and stupid talk or coarse language; instead, you should be giving thanks. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
5 For of this you can be sure: every sexually immoral, impure or greedy person - that is, every idol-worshipper - has no share in the Kingdom of the Messiah and of 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 one deceive you with empty talk; for it is because of these things that God's judgment is coming on those who disobey him. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient.
7 So don't become partners with them! 7 Therefore do not be partners with them.
8 For you used to be darkness; but now, united with the Lord, you are light. Live like 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 every kind of goodness, rightness and truth - 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
10 try to determine what will please the Lord. 10 and find out what pleases the Lord.
11 Have nothing to do with the deeds produced by darkness, but instead expose them, 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
12 for it is shameful even to speak of the things these people do in secret. 12 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
13 But everything exposed to the light is revealed clearly for what it is, 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible,
14 since anything revealed is a light. This is why it says, "Get up, sleeper! Arise from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you!" 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 Therefore, pay careful attention to how you conduct your life - live wisely, not unwisely. 15 Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise,
16 Use your time well, for these are evil days. 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
17 So don't be foolish, but try to understand what the will of the Lord is. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
18 Don't get drunk with wine, because it makes you lose control. Instead, keep on being filled with the Spirit - 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.
19 sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to each other; sing to the Lord and make music in your heart to him; 19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,
20 always give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
21 Submit to one another in fear of the Messiah. 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 Wives should submit to their husbands as they do to the Lord; 22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.
23 because the husband is head of the wife, just as the Messiah, as head of the Messianic Community, is himself the one who keeps the body safe. 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 Just as the Messianic Community submits to the Messiah, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 As for husbands, love your wives, just as the Messiah loved the Messianic Community, indeed, gave himself up on its behalf, 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
26 in order to set it apart for God, making it clean through immersion in the mikveh, so to speak, 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
27 in order to present the Messianic Community to himself as a bride to be proud of, without a spot, wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and without defect. 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
28 This is how husbands ought to love their wives - like their own bodies; for the man who loves his wife is loving himself. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
29 Why, no one ever hated his own flesh! On the contrary, he feeds it well and takes care of it, just as the Messiah does the Messianic Community, 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 parts of his Body. 30 for we are members of his body.
31 "Therefore a man will leave his father and mother and remain with his wife, and the two will become one."f 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 There is profound truth hidden here, which I say concerns the Messiah and the Messianic Community. 32 This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church.
33 However, the text also applies to each of you individually: let each man love his wife as he does himself, and see that the wife respects her husband. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.