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Ephesians 5

NIV 1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children NIV 1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 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. 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. 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. 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. NIV 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. NIV 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. 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. 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. NIV 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. NIV 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. NIV 7 Therefore do not be partners with them. NIV 7 Therefore do not be partners with them. NIV 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light NIV 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light NIV 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) NIV 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) NIV 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. NIV 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. NIV 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. NIV 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. NIV 12 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. NIV 12 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. NIV 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, NIV 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 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." 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." NIV 15 Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, NIV 15 Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, NIV 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. NIV 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. NIV 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. NIV 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. NIV 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. NIV 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. NIV 19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, NIV 19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, NIV 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, 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. NIV 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. NIV 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. NIV 22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. NIV 22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 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. 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. NIV 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. NIV 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. NIV 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her NIV 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her NIV 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, NIV 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, NIV 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. NIV 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. NIV 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. NIV 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. NIV 29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does 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-- NIV 30 for we are members of his body. NIV 30 for we are members of his body. 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." 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." NIV 32 This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church. NIV 32 This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church. NIV 33 However, each one of you also 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.