5 aBe ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; 2 And bwalk in love, cas Christ also hath loved us, and dhath given himself for us ean offering and a sacrifice to God for fa sweetsmelling savour. 3 But ghfornication, and all guncleanness, or gcovetousness, let it not be once inamed among you, as becometh saints; 4 Neither kfilthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, lwhich are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know, that mno whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, nwho is an idolater, ohath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 pLet no man deceive you with vain words: for qbecause of these things cometh rthe wrath of God upon sthe children of ||disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore tpartakers with them. 8 For uye were ssometimes darkness, but wnow are ye light in the Lord: xwalk as ychildren of light: 9 (For zthe fruit of the Spirit is in all agoodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 bProving what is cacceptable unto the Lord. 11 And dhave no fellowship with the eunfruitful fworks of darkness, but rather greprove them. 12 For hit is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13 But all things that are ||reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever idoth make manifest is light. 14 Wherefore ||he saith, klAwake thou that sleepest, and marise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that nye walk ocircumspectly, not as fools, but nas wise, 16 pRedeeming qthe time, rbecause the days are evil. 17 Wherefore nbe ye not unwise, but understanding what sthe will of the Lord is. 18 And tbe not drunk with wine, wherein is uexcess; but vbe filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves win xpsalms and yhymns and spiritual yysongs, singing and zmaking melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 aGiving thanks always for all things unto bGod and the Father cin the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 21 dSubmitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
22 eWives, fsubmit yourselves unto your own husbands, gas unto the Lord. 23 For hthe husband is the head of the wife, even as hiChrist is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of kthe body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands lin every thing. 25 mHusbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and ngave himself for it; 26 That he might psanctify and pcleanse it owith the washing of water pby the word, 27 qThat he might present it to himself a glorious church, rnot having sspot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be tholy and without blemish. 28 So ought men to mlove their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but ttnourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: 30 For uwe are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31 vFor this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they wtwo shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery: but xI speak xxconcerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so mylove his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she zreverence her husband.
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