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Ephesians 5 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Eph 5:1

Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.

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Eph 5:2

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.

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But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints;

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neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.

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Eph 5:5

For this you know,fn that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

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Eph 5:6

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

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Eph 5:7

Therefore do not be partakers with them.

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For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

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(for the fruit of the Spiritfn is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),

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Eph 5:10

finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.

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Eph 5:11

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.

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For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.

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But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.

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Therefore He says:

“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”

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Eph 5:15

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,

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Eph 5:16

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

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Eph 5:17

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

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Eph 5:18

And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit,

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speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,

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Eph 5:20

giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

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Eph 5:21

submitting to one another in the fear of God.fn

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Eph 5:22

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

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Eph 5:23

For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.

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Eph 5:24

Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.

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Eph 5:25

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,

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Eph 5:26

that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,

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Eph 5:27

that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

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Eph 5:28

So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.

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Eph 5:29

For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.

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Eph 5:30

For we are members of His body,fn of His flesh and of His bones.

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Eph 5:31

“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”fn

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Eph 5:32

This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

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Eph 5:33

Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
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NU-Text reads For know this.
NU-Text reads light.
NU-Text reads Christ.
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Genesis 2:24

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