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

 
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1 Follow God's example in everything you do, because you are his dear children. 1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children
2 Live a life filled with love for others, following the example of Christ, who loved you and gave himself as a sacrifice to take away your sins. And God was pleased, because that sacrifice was like sweet perfume to him. 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 Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God's 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 Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes -- these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness 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 that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a greedy person is really an idolater who worships the things of this world. 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 Don't be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the terrible anger of God comes upon all 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.