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

 
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Weymouth New Testament (WNT) New International Version (NIV)
1 Therefore be imitators of God, as His dear children. 1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children
2 And live and act lovingly, as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up to death on our behalf as an offering and sacrifice to God, yielding a fragrant odor. 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 fornication and every kind of impurity, or covetousness, let them not even be mentioned among you, for they ought not to be named 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 Avoid shameful and foolish talk and low jesting--they are all alike discreditable--and in place of these give thanks. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
5 For be well assured that no fornicator or immoral person and no money-grubber--or in other words idol-worshipper--has any share awaiting him 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 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for it is on account of these very sins that God's anger is coming upon 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.