5 1Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children;
2and 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.
and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as
4nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which
are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks.
5For 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.
man deceive you with empty words: for because of these things cometh the
wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience.
7Be not ye therefore
partakers with them;
8For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the
Lord: walk as children of light
9(for the fruit of the light is in all
goodness and righteousness and truth),
10proving what is well-pleasing
unto the Lord;
11and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of
darkness, but rather even reprove them;
12for the things which are done
by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of.
13But all things when
they are reproved are made manifest by the light: for everything that is made
manifest is light.
14Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that
sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon thee.
15Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise;
16redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17Wherefore be ye
not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
18And be not
drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit;
19speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the
21subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.
22Wives, be in subjection unto your own husbands, as unto the
23For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the
head of the church, being himself the saviour of the body.
as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be
to their husbands in everything.
25Husbands, love your wives, even as
Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it;
26that he might
sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,
27that 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
28Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as
their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself:
man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as
Christ also the church;
30because we are members of his body.
this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his
wife; and the two shall become one flesh.
32This mystery is great: but I
speak in regard of Christ and of the church.
33Nevertheless do ye also
severally love each one his own wife even as himself; and let the
wife see that she fear her husband.