Ephesians 5:17-27 TNIV

17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.1

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18 Do not get drunk on wine,2 which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,3

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19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit.4 Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,

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20 always giving thanks5 to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Instructions for Christian Households

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

21 Submit to one another6 out of reverence for Christ.

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22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands7 as you do to the Lord.8

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23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church,9 his body, of which he is the Savior.

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24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands10 in everything.

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    • 38 5:24 - S ver 22
      25 Husbands, love your wives,11 just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her12

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          26 to make her holy,13 cleansinga her by the washing14 with water through the word,

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            • b 5:26 - Or "having cleansed"
              27 and to present her to himself15 as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.16

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