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Ephesians 5:3-17 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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3 But fornication and impurity of any kind, or greed, must not even be mentioned among you, as is proper among 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 Entirely out of place is obscene, silly, and vulgar talk; but instead, let there be thanksgiving. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
5 Be sure of this, that no fornicator or impure person, or one who is greedy (that is, an idolater), has any inheritance 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 because of these things the wrath of God comes on those who are 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 be associated with them. 7 Therefore do not be partners with them.
8 For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live 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 is found in all that is good and right and true. 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
10 Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. 10 and find out what pleases the Lord.
11 Take no part in the unfruitful 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 such people do secretly; 12 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
13 but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible,
14 for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, "Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ 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 Be careful then how you live, 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 do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.