Ephesians 5 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children. 1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children
2 And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God. 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 sexual immorality and any impurity or greed should not even be heard of among you, as is proper for 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 And coarse and foolish talking or crude joking are not suitable, but rather giving thanks. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
5 For know and recognize this: no sexually immoral or impure or greedy person, who is an idolater, has an inheritance 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 arguments, for because of these things God's wrath is coming on the disobedient. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient.
7 Therefore, do not become their partners. 7 Therefore do not be partners with them.
8 For you were once darkness, but now [you are] 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 [results] in all goodness, righteousness, and truth- 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
10 discerning what is pleasing to the Lord. 10 and find out what pleases the Lord.
11 Don't participate in the fruitless works of 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 mention what is done by them in secret. 12 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
13 Everything exposed by the light is made clear, 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible,
14 for what makes everything clear is light. Therefore it is said: Get up, sleeper, and rise up 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 Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk-not as unwise people but as wise- 15 Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise,
16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil. 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
17 So don't be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
18 And don't get drunk with wine, which [leads to] reckless actions, 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 to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music to the Lord in your heart, 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 everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
21 submitting to one another in the fear of Christ. 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands as to the Lord, 22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.
23 for the husband is head of the wife as also Christ is head of the church. He is the Savior 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 Now as the church submits to Christ, so 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 Husbands, love your wives, just as also Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her, 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
26 to make her holy, cleansing her in the washing of water by the word. 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
27 He did this to present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and blameless. 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
28 In the same way, husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves 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 one ever hates his own flesh, but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for 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 since we are members of His body. 30 for we are members of his body.
31 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will 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 profound, but I am talking about Christ and the church. 32 This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church.
33 To sum up, each one of you is to love his wife as himself, and the wife is to respect her husband. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.