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Ephesians 5:15-25 (Today's New International Version)

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15 Be very careful, then, how you live1--not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity,2 because the days are evil.3 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.4 18 Do not get drunk on wine,5 which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,6 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit.7 Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks8 to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Instructions for Christian Households

5:22-6:9pp -- Col 3:18-4:1

21 Submit to one another9 out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands10 as you do to the Lord.11 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church,12 his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands13 in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives,14 just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her15
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