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Ephesians 5

Ephesians 5:1 Be ye therfore folowers of God as deare chyldren,

After general exhortations, to love,

Ephesians 5:2 and walke ye in loue euen as Christ loued vs, and gaue him selfe for vs an offerynge and a sacrifyce of a swete sauer to God

to flee fornication,

Ephesians 5:3 As for fornicacyon and all vnclennes, or coueteousnes let it not be once uamed amonge you, as it be commeth saynctes:

and all uncleanness,

Ephesians 5:4 or fylthines or folysshe talkynge, or iestinge, which are not comly: but rather geuynge of thankes. Ephesians 5:5 For thys ye knowe that no whormonger, ether vncleane person, or coueteous person, (which is a worshypper of ymages) hath eny inheritaunce in the kyngdome of Chryst and of God. Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceaue you with vayne wordes. For because of soche thynges commeth the wrath of God, vpon the chyldren of disobedience.

not to converse with the wicked,

Ephesians 5:7 Be not ye therfore companyons of them. Ephesians 5:8 Ye were somtyme darcknes, but nowe are ye lyght in the Lorde. Walke as children of lyght Ephesians 5:9 (For þe frute of the sprete consysteth in all goodnes, and ryghtewesnes and trueth.) Ephesians 5:10 Searchynge what is acceptable vnto the Lorde. Ephesians 5:11 And haue no fellyshyppe with the vnfrutefull workes of darcknes but rather rebuke them. Ephesians 5:12 For it is shame euen to name those thynges which are done of them in secrete: Ephesians 5:13 but all thynges, when they are brought forthe by the lyght, are manifeste. For whatsoeuer is manifeste, that same is lyght. Ephesians 5:14 Wherfore he sayth: awake thou that slepest, and stonde vp from deeth, and Chryst shall geue the lyght.

to walk warily,

Ephesians 5:15 Take hede therfore howe ye walke circumspectly: not as vnwyse, but as wyse men. Ephesians 5:16 Wynnynge occasyon, because the dayes are euyll. Ephesians 5:17 Wherfore, be ye not vnwyse, but vnderstande what the wyll of the Lorde is,

and to be filled with the Spirit,

Ephesians 5:18 and be not droncke with wyne wherin is excesse: but be fylled with the sprete, Ephesians 5:19 speakynge vnto youre selues in psalmes and hymnes, and spretuall songes, synginge and makyng melodie to the Lorde in youre hertes, Ephesians 5:20 gyuynge thankes allwayes for all thynges, vnto God the father in the name of oure Lorde Iesus Chryst, Ephesians 5:21 submittynge youre 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 Ye wemen, submit youre selues vnto youre awne husbandes, as vnto the Lorde. Ephesians 5:23 For the husbande is the wyues heed, euen as Chryst is the heed of the congregacyon, and the same is he that ministreth saluacion vnto the body. Ephesians 5:24 Therfore, as the congregacyon is in subieccyon to Chryst, lykewyse let the wyues also be in subieccyon to theyr husbandes in all thinges.

and husbands ought to love their wives,

Ephesians 5:25 Ye husbandes, loue youre wyues, euen as Chryst also loued the congregacyon, and gaue hym selfe for it, Ephesians 5:26 to sanctifye it, and clensed it in the fountayne of water thorow the worde, Ephesians 5:27 to make it vnto him selfe a gloryous congregacyon, without spot or wrynckle, or eny soche thynge: but þt it shulde be holy, and without blame. Ephesians 5:28 So ought men to loue theyr wyues, as their awne bodyes. He that loueth hys wyfe, loueth hym selfe. Ephesians 5:29 For no man euer yet hated hys awne flesshe: but noryssheth and cherissheth it, euen as the Lorde doth the congregacyon. Ephesians 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesshe, and of hys bones. Ephesians 5:31 For thys cause shall a man leaue father and mother, & shall be ioyned vnto his wyfe, and of two shalbe made one flesshe.

even as Christ doth his Church.

Ephesians 5:32 Thys is a greate secrete, but I speake of Chryst and of the congregacyon. Ephesians 5:33 Neuerthelesse, do ye so, that euery one loue hys wyfe euen as hym selfe, and let the wyfe reuerence her husbande.

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