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Ephesians 5

Ephesians 5:1 Bee yee therefore followers of God, as deare children,

After general exhortations, to love,

Ephesians 5:2 And walke in loue, euen as Christ hath loued vs, and hath giuen himselfe for vs, to be an offering and a sacrifice of a sweete smelling sauour to God.

to flee fornication,

Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all vncleannesse, or couetousnesse, let it not be once named among you, as it becommeth Saintes,

and all uncleanness,

Ephesians 5:4 Neither filthinesse, neither foolish talking, neither iesting, which are things not comely, but rather giuing of thankes. Ephesians 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, neither vncleane person, nor couetous person, which is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdome of Christ, and of God. Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceiue you with vaine wordes: for, for such thinges commeth the wrath of God vpon the children of disobedience.

not to converse with the wicked,

Ephesians 5:7 Be not therefore companions with them. Ephesians 5:8 For ye were once darkenesse, but are nowe light in the Lord: walke as children of light, Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in al goodnes, and righteousnes, and trueth) Ephesians 5:10 Approuing that which is pleasing to the Lorde. Ephesians 5:11 And haue no fellowship with ye vnfruitfull works of darknes, but euen reproue them rather. Ephesians 5:12 For it is shame euen to speake of the things which are done of them in secret. Ephesians 5:13 But all thinges when they are reproued of the light, are manifest: for it is light that maketh all things manifest. Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore hee sayeth, Awake thou that sleepest, and stande vp from the deade, and Christ shall giue thee light.

to walk warily,

Ephesians 5:15 Take heede therefore that yee walke circumspectly, not as fooles, but as wise, Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming ye season: for ye daies are euill. Ephesians 5:17 Wherefore, be ye not vnwise, but vnderstand what the will of the Lord is.

and to be filled with the Spirit,

Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunke with wine, wherein is excesse: but be fulfilled with the Spirit, Ephesians 5:19 Speaking vnto your selues in psalmes, and hymnes, and spirituall songs, singing, and making melodie to the Lord in your hearts, Ephesians 5:20 Giuing thankes alwaies for all thinges vnto God euen the Father, in the Name of our Lorde Iesus Christ, Ephesians 5:21 Submitting your selues one to another in the feare of God.

he descendeth to the particular duties, how wives ought to obey their husbands,

Ephesians 5:22 Wiues, submit your selues vnto your husbands, as vnto the Lord. Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the wiues head, euen as Christ is the head of the Church, and the same is the sauiour of his body. Ephesians 5:24 Therfore as the Church is in subiection to Christ, euen so let the wiues be to their husbads in euery thing.

and husbands ought to love their wives,

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, loue your wiues, euen as Christ loued the Church, & gaue himselfe for it, Ephesians 5:26 That hee might sanctifie it, and clense it by the washing of water through the worde, Ephesians 5:27 That hee might make it vnto him selfe a glorious Church, not hauing spot or wrinkle, or any such thing: but that it shoulde bee holy and without blame. Ephesians 5:28 So ought men to loue their wiues, as their owne bodies: he that loueth his wife, loueth him selfe. Ephesians 5:29 For no man euer yet hated his owne flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, euen as the Lord doeth the Church. Ephesians 5:30 For we are members of his bodie, of his flesh, and of his bones. Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shal a man leaue father and mother, and shall cleaue to his wife, and they twaine shalbe one flesh.

even as Christ doth his Church.

Ephesians 5:32 This is a great secrete, but I speake concerning Christ, and concerning the Church. Ephesians 5:33 Therefore euery one of you, doe ye so: let euery one loue his wife, euen as himselfe, and let the wife see that shee feare her husband.

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