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Ephesians 5 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:1 - Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:2 - and walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of a sweet smell.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:3 - But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:4 - nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:5 - For this ye know of a surety, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:6 - Let no man deceive you with empty words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:7 - Be not ye therefore partakers with them;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:8 - For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:9 - (for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth),
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:10 - proving what is well-pleasing unto the Lord;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:11 - and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:12 - for the things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:13 - But all things when they are reproved are made manifest by the light: for everything that is made manifest is light.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:14 - Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:15 - Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:16 - redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:17 - Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:18 - And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:19 - speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:20 - giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:21 - subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.

Marriage Like Christ and the Church

(cf. Col 3:18, 19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:22 - Wives, be in subjection unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:23 - For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, being himself the saviour of the body.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:24 - But as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their husbands in everything.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:25 - Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:26 - that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:27 - that he might present the church to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:28 - Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself:
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:29 - for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:30 - because we are members of his body.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:31 - For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:32 - This mystery is great: but I speak in regard of Christ and of the church.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:33 - Nevertheless do ye also severally love each one his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she fear her husband.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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