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Ephesians 5

NLT 1 Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. NIV 1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children NLT 2 Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. NIV 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. NLT 3 Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people. NIV 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. NLT 4 Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes—these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God. NIV 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. NLT 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 an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. NIV 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. NLT 6 Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the anger of God will fall on all who disobey him. NIV 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. NLT 7 Don’t participate in the things these people do. NIV 7 Therefore do not be partners with them. NLT 8 For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light! NIV 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light NLT 9 For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true. NIV 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) NLT 10 Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. NIV 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. NLT 11 Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them. NIV 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. NLT 12 It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret. NIV 12 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. NLT 13 But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, NIV 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, NLT 14 for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” NIV 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." NLT 15 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. NIV 15 Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, NLT 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. NIV 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. NLT 17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. NIV 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. NLT 18 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, NIV 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. NLT 19 singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. NIV 19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, NLT 20 And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. NIV 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. NLT 21 And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. NIV 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. NLT 22 For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. NIV 22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. NLT 23 For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. NIV 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. NLT 24 As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything. NIV 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. NLT 25 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her NIV 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her NLT 26 to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. NIV 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, NLT 27 He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. NIV 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. NLT 28 In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. NIV 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. NLT 29 No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church. NIV 29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church-- NLT 30 And we are members of his body. NIV 30 for we are members of his body. NLT 31 As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” NIV 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." NLT 32 This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. NIV 32 This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church. NLT 33 So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. NIV 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.