Ephesians 5

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1Be ye therefore imitators of God, as dear children 2and 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.

3But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not be once named among you as becomes saints, 4neither dishonest words nor foolishness nor low jesting, which are not convenient, but rather giving of thanks. 5For this ye know, that no fornicator nor unclean person nor covetous man, who is also an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6Let no one deceive you with vain words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7Be not ye, therefore, partakers with them. 8For in another time ye were darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord: walk as children of light; 9(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10approving what is well pleasing unto the Lord. 11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12For it is a shame even to speak of those things which they do in secret. 13But all these things when they are reproved by the light are made manifest, for the light is that which manifests everything. 14Therefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee. 15See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17Therefore, be ye not unwise, but understanding of what the will of the Lord is. 18And be not drunk with wine, in which there is excess, but be filled with the Spirit, 19speaking among yourselves with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and praising the Lord in your hearts, 20giving thanks always for all things unto the God and Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

21submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. 22Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husband, as unto the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife even as the Christ is head of the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones}, and it is he who gives saving health to the body. 24Therefore, as the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones} is subject unto the Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. 25Husbands, love your wives even as the Christ also loved the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones} and gave himself for her, 26that he might sanctify and cleanse her in the washing of water by the word, 27that he might present her glorious for himself, a congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones}, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28So ought husbands to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself. 29For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it even as the Lord with his congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones}: 30For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and shall be joined unto his wife, and they shall be two in one flesh. 32This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones}. 33Nevertheless, let each one of you do likewise, let each one so love his wife even as himself, and let the wife see that she reverences her husband.