Parallel Bible results for Ephesians 5:1-6

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Ephesians 5:1-6

NKJV 1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. NIV 1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children NKJV 2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. 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. NKJV 3 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; 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. NKJV 4 neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. NIV 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. NKJV 5 For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and 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. NKJV 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. NIV 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient.