Ephesians 5:2
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New International Version
and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

New Living Translation
Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.

English Standard Version
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Berean Study Bible
and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant sacrificial offering to God.

Berean Literal Bible
and walk in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave Himself up for us as an offering and a sacrifice to God, into an aroma of a sweet smell.

New American Standard Bible
and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

King James Bible
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.

International Standard Version
Live lovingly, just as the Messiah also loved us and gave himself for us as an offering and sacrifice, a fragrant aroma to God.

NET Bible
and live in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.

New Heart English Bible
And walk in love, even as Christ also loved us, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And walk in love, as also The Messiah has loved us and handed himself over for our persons, the offering and sacrifice to God, for a sweet fragrance.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Live in love as Christ also loved us. He gave his life for us as an offering and sacrifice, a soothing aroma to God.

New American Standard 1977
and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and walk in charity even as the Christ also has loved us and has given himself for us as an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.

King James 2000 Bible
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and has given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling fragrance.

American King James Version
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and has given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling smell.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath delivered himself for us, an oblation and a sacrifice to God for an odour of sweetness.

Darby Bible Translation
and walk in love, even as the Christ loved us, and delivered himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.

English Revised Version
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 odour of a sweet smell.

Webster's Bible Translation
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor.

Weymouth New Testament
And live and act lovingly, as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up to death on our behalf as an offering and sacrifice to God, yielding a fragrant odor.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
and walk in love, as also the Christ did love us, and did give himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odour of a sweet smell,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:1,2 Because God, for Christ's sake, has forgiven you, therefore be ye followers of God, imitators of God. Resemble him especially in his love and pardoning goodness, as becomes those beloved by their heavenly Father. In Christ's sacrifice his love triumphs, and we are to consider it fully.
Study Bible
Imitators of God
1Be imitators of God, therefore, as beloved children, 2and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant sacrificial offering to God. 3But among you, as is proper among the saints, there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality or impurity or greed.…
Cross References
Exodus 29:18
"You shall offer up in smoke the whole ram on the altar; it is a burnt offering to the LORD: it is a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD.

Exodus 29:25
"You shall take them from their hands, and offer them up in smoke on the altar on the burnt offering for a soothing aroma before the LORD; it is an offering by fire to the LORD.

Leviticus 1:9
'Its entrails, however, and its legs he shall wash with water. And the priest shall offer up in smoke all of it on the altar for a burnt offering, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD.

John 6:51
I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And this bread, which I will give for the life of the world, is My flesh."

John 13:34
A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another.

Romans 14:15
If your brother is distressed by what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy your brother, for whom Christ died.

Romans 15:16
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an acceptable offering to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.

2 Corinthians 2:15
For we are to God the sweet aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
Treasury of Scripture

And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and has given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling smell.

walk.

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted …

Ephesians 4:2,15 With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing …

John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, That you love one another; as I …

Romans 14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all your things be done with charity.

Colossians 3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfection.

1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: …

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, …

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity …

1 John 3:11,12,23 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we …

1 John 4:20,21 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for …

as.

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, …

Ephesians 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you …

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, …

John 15:12,13 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you…

2 Corinthians 5:14,15 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that …

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he …

Galatians 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this …

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ …

1 Timothy 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, …

Hebrews 7:25-27 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God …

Hebrews 9:14,26 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal …

Hebrews 10:10,11 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body …

1 Peter 2:21-24 For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for …

1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life …

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first …

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

a sacrifice.

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, …

1 Corinthians 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as …

Hebrews 9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens …

Hebrews 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, …

for a.

Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet smell; and the LORD said in his heart, …

Leviticus 1:9,13,17 But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest …

Leviticus 3:16 And the priest shall burn them on the altar: it is the food of the …

Amos 5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn …

2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are to God a sweet smell of Christ, in them that are saved, …

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