Ephesians 5:1 Be ye folowers of God as deare children,
After general exhortations, to love,
Ephesians 5:2 and walke in loue euen as Christe loued vs, and gaue hym selfe for vs, an offeringe, and a sacrifice of a swete sauoure to God.
to flee fornication,
Ephesians 5:3 So that fornicacion and vncleanes, or couetousnes be not ones named amonge you, as it becommeth sainctes:
and all uncleanness,
Ephesians 5:4 neyther fylthynes, neyther folyshe talkinge, neither gestinge whiche are not comely: but rather geuinge of thankes. Ephesians 5:5 For this ye knowe, that no whormonger, other vncleane persone, or couetous person, whyche is the worshypper of Images, hath anye inheritaunce in the kyngdome of Christe and of God. Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceiue you with vayne wordes. For thorowe suche thinges commeth the wrath of God vpon the children of vnbelefe.
not to converse with the wicked,
Ephesians 5:7 Be not therfore companions wyth them. Ephesians 5:8 Ye were ones darckenes, but are nowe lyghte in the Lorde. Walke as chyldren of lyghte. Ephesians 5:9 For the fruite of the spirite is in all goodnes, ryghtuousnes and trueth. Ephesians 5:10 Accepte that whiche is pleasinge to the Lorde: Ephesians 5:11 and haue no fellowshyp wyth the vnfruitfull workes of darckenes: but rather rebuke them. Ephesians 5:12 For it is shame euen to name those thinges, whiche are done of them in secrete: Ephesians 5:13 but all thinges, when they are rebuked of the lyghte are manifeste. For what soeuer is manifeste, that same is lyght. Ephesians 5:14 Wherfore he sayth: awake thou that slepest, and stand vp from death, and Christ shall geue the lyght.
to walk warily,
Ephesians 5:15 Take hede therfore that ye walke circumspectlye: not as foles, but as wyse Ephesians 5:16 redeminge the time, for the dayes are iuel. Ephesians 5:17 Wherfore be ye not vnwise, but vnderstande what þe wyll of the Lorde is,
and to be filled with the Spirit,
Ephesians 5:18 and be not drounke wt wyne. wherin is excesse, but be fulfylled wyth þe spirite, Ephesians 5:19 speakinge vnto your selues in Psalmes, and Hymnes, and spiritual sounges, singing and makinge melodye to the Lorde in your hertes, Ephesians 5:20 geuinge thankes alwayes for al thinges vnto God the father, in the name of oure Lorde Iesu Christe, Ephesians 5:21 submittinge 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 Women submitte youre selues vnto your owne husbandes, as vnto the Lorde. Ephesians 5:23 For the husbande is the wyues head, euen as Christe is the heade of the congregation, and þe same is the sauiour of the body. Ephesians 5:24 Therfore as the congregation is in subieccion to Christe, lykewyse let the wyues be in subieccion to theyr husbandes in all thynges.
and husbands ought to love their wives,
Ephesians 5:25 Husbandes loue youre wyues, euen as Christe loued the congregation, and gaue him selfe for it, Ephesians 5:26 to sanctifye it, and cleansed it in the fountayne of water thorowe the worde Ephesians 5:27 to make it vnto hym selfe a glorious congregation wythout spotte or wrinckle, or anye suche thinge: but that it shoulde be holy and wythout blame. Ephesians 5:28 So ought men to loue theyr wyues, as their owne bodies. He that loueth hys wyfe, loueth him selfe. Ephesians 5:29 For no man euer yet hated hys owne fleshe, but norisheth and cherisseth it euen as the Lorde doeth the congregation. Ephesians 5:30 For we are members of his bodie, of his fleshe, and of hys bones. Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leaue father and mother, and shall continue wyth hys wyfe, and two shalbe made one fleshe.
even as Christ doth his Church.
Ephesians 5:32 Thys is a greate secrete, but I speake betwene Christe and the congregation. Ephesians 5:33 Neuerthelesse do ye so that euerye one of you loue his wyfe truely euen as hym selfe: And let the wyfe se that she feare her husbande.