Ephesians 5:1 Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children;
After general exhortations, to love,
Ephesians 5:2 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.
to flee fornication,
Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints;
and all uncleanness,
Ephesians 5:4 nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks. Ephesians 5:5 For this ye know of a surety, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, which is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with empty words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience.
not to converse with the wicked,
Ephesians 5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them; Ephesians 5:8 For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light Ephesians 5:9 (for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth), Ephesians 5:10 proving what is well-pleasing unto the Lord; Ephesians 5:11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them; Ephesians 5:12 for the things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of. Ephesians 5:13 But all things when they are reproved are made manifest by the light: for everything that is made manifest is light. Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore [he] saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon thee.
to walk warily,
Ephesians 5:15 Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise; Ephesians 5:16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:17 Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
and to be filled with the Spirit,
Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit; Ephesians 5:19 speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; Ephesians 5:20 giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; Ephesians 5:21 subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.
he descendeth to the particular duties, how wives ought to obey their husbands,
Ephesians 5:22 Wives, [be in subjection] unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, [being] himself the saviour of the body. Ephesians 5:24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so [let] the wives also [be] to their husbands in everything.
and husbands ought to love their wives,
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it; Ephesians 5:26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, Ephesians 5:27 that 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 without blemish. Ephesians 5:28 Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself: Ephesians 5:29 for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church; Ephesians 5:30 because we are members of his body. Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the twain shall become one flesh.
even as Christ doth his Church.
Ephesians 5:32 This mystery is great: but I speak in regard of Christ and of the church. Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless do ye also severally love each one his own wife even as himself; and [let] the wife [see] that she fear her husband.