Ephesians 5 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Therefore be ye followers of God, as most dear-worthy sons; 1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children
2 and walk ye in love, as [and] Christ loved us, and gave himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God, into the odour of sweetness. 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 And fornication, and all uncleanness, or avarice, be not named among you, as it becometh holy men; 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 either filth, or folly speech, or buffoonery [or harlotry], that pertaineth not to profit, but more rather doing of thankings [but more doing of thankings]. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
5 For know ye this, and understand, that each lecher, or unclean man, or covetous [man], that serveth to maumets [+Forsooth this thing know ye, understanding that each fornicator, or unclean man, or avarice man, that is serving of idols, or maumets], hath not heritage in the kingdom of Christ 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 No man deceive you by vain words; for why for these things the wrath of God came upon the sons of unbelief. 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 ye be made partners of them. 7 Therefore do not be partners with them.
8 For ye were sometime darknesses, but now ye be light in the Lord. Walk ye as the sons of light [Walk as the sons 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 light is in all goodness, and rightwiseness, and truth. 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
10 And prove ye what thing is well pleasing to God. [Proving what is well pleasing to God.] 10 and find out what pleases the Lord.
11 And do not ye commune to unfruitous works of darknesses; but more rather reprove ye [them]. 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
12 For what things be done of them in privy, it is foul, yea, to speak. 12 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
13 And all things that be reproved of the light, be openly showed; for all thing that is showed, is light. [Forsooth all things that be reproved of the light, be made open; forsooth all thing that is made open, is light.] 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible,
14 For which thing he saith, Rise thou that sleepest, and rise up from death, and Christ shall lighten thee. [+For which thing he saith, Rise thou that sleepest, and rise up from dead, and Christ shall illumine, or lighten, 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 Therefore, brethren, see ye, how warily ye shall go; not as unwise men, but as wise men, 15 Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise,
16 again-buying the time, for the days be evil. 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
17 Therefore do not ye be made unwise, but understanding which is the will of God [which is the will of the Lord]. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
18 And do not ye be drunk of wine, in which is lechery [in which is luxury], but be ye filled with the Holy Ghost; 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.
19 and speak ye to yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and saying psalm in your hearts to the Lord; [speaking to yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and saying psalm in 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 evermore doing thankings for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God and to the Father [to God and the Father.] 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
21 Be ye subject together in the dread of Christ. 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 Women, be they subject to their husbands, as to the Lord, 22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.
23 for the man is head of the woman, as Christ is head of the church; he is Saviour of his 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 [and] women to their husbands in all things. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Men, love ye your wives, as [and] Christ loved the church, and gave himself for it, 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
26 to make it holy; and cleansed it with the washing of water [that he should make it holy; cleansing it with the washing of water], in the word of life, 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
27 to give the church glorious to himself, that it had no wem, nor rivelling, or any such thing [+that he should give the church glorious to himself, not having wem, or spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing], but that it be holy and undefouled. 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
28 So and men shall love their wives, as their own bodies. He that loveth his 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 hated ever his own flesh, but nourisheth and fostereth it, as [and] Christ doeth 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 And we be members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. [For we be members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.] 30 for we are members of his body.
31 For this thing a man shall forsake his father and mother, and he shall draw to his wife; and they shall be twain in one flesh [and he shall cleave to his wife; and they shall be two in 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 sacrament is great; yea, I say in Christ, and in the church. 32 This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church.
33 Nevertheless ye all, each man love his wife as himself; and the wife dread her husband. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.