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Ephesians 5

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Be Imitators of God; Love and Respect between Husbands and Wives

Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children. +
Walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance. +
But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be mentioned among you, as becomes saints; +
nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not appropriate; but rather giving of thanks. +
Know this for sure, that no sexually immoral person, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and God. +
Let no one deceive you with empty words. For because of these things, the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience. +
Therefore don't be partakers with them. +
For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light, +
for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth, +
proving what is well pleasing to the Lord. +
Have no fellowship with the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather even reprove them. +
For the things which are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of. +
But all things, when they are reproved, are revealed by the light, for everything that reveals is light. +
Therefore he says, "Awake, you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." +
Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise; +
redeeming the time, because the days are evil. +
Therefore don't be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. +
Don't be drunken with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, +
speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; singing, and making melody in your heart to the Lord; +
giving thanks always concerning all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God, even the Father; +
subjecting yourselves to one another in the fear of Christ. +
Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. +
For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body. +
But as the assembly is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their own husbands in everything. +
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it; +
that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, +
that he might present the assembly to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without defect. +
Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself. +
For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly; +
because we are members of his body, of his flesh and bones. +
"For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will be joined to his wife. The two will become one flesh."Genesis 2:24 +
This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Christ and of the assembly. +
Nevertheless each of you must also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she respects her husband. +

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