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Ephesians 5:1-6 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 You are God's children whom he loves, so try to be like him. 1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children
2 Live a life of love just as Christ loved us and gave himself for us as a sweet-smelling offering and sacrifice 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 there must be no sexual sin among you, or any kind of evil or greed. Those things are not right 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, there must be no evil talk among you, and you must not speak foolishly or tell evil jokes. These things are not right for you. Instead, you should be giving thanks to God. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
5 You can be sure of this: No one will have a place in the kingdom of Christ and of God who sins sexually, or does evil things, or is greedy. Anyone who is greedy is serving a false 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 Do not let anyone fool you by telling you things that are not true, because these things will bring God's anger on those who do not obey him. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient.