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King James 2000 Bible
Walk in love as Christ Loved Us
1Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2And 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.
3But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becomes saints;
4Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not fitting: but rather giving of thanks.
5For this you know, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7Be not therefore partakers with them.
Walk as Children of Light
8For you were once darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
9(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
10Proving what is acceptable 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 are done of them in secret.
13But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever does make manifest is light.
14Therefore he says, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.
15See then that you walk carefully, not as fools, but as wise,
16Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Be Filled with the Spirit
17Therefore be not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
18And be not drunk with wine, in which is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20Giving thanks always for all things unto God, even the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
21Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Instructions for Wives and Husbands
22Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.
24Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself.
29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church:
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 two shall be one flesh.
32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she respect her husband.