Ephesians 5:1 Become ye, therefore, imitators of God, as children beloved,
After general exhortations, to love,
Ephesians 5:2 And walk in loveeven as, the Christ also, loved you, and delivered himself up in your behalf, an offering and sacrifice unto God, for a fragrance of sweet smell.
to flee fornication,
Ephesians 5:3 But, fornication, and all impurity, or covetousness, let it not be named among youeven as becometh saints;
and all uncleanness,
Ephesians 5:4 And shamelessness and foolish talking, or jesting,which things are beneath you,but, rather, giving of thanks; Ephesians 5:5 For, this, ye know, if ye take notethat no fornicator, or impure or greedy person, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and God. Ephesians 5:6 Let no one be deceiving you with empty words; for, because of these things, is coming the anger of God upon the sons of obstinacy:
not to converse with the wicked,
Ephesians 5:7 Do not, then, become co-partners with them; Ephesians 5:8 For ye were, at one time, darkness, but, now, are ye light in the Lord,as children of light, be walking, Ephesians 5:9 For, the fruit of the light, is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth, Ephesians 5:10 Putting to the test what is well-pleasing unto the Lord; Ephesians 5:11 And be not joining in fellowship in the unfruitful works of darkness, but, rather, be even administering reproof; Ephesians 5:12 For, of the secret things which are brought to pass by them, it is, shameful, even to speak! Ephesians 5:13 All things, however, when reproved by the light, become manifest, for, all that of itself maketh manifest, is, light; Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore it saithUp! thou sleeper, and arise from among the dead, and the Christ will shine upon thee.
to walk warily,
Ephesians 5:15 Be taking heed, therefore, exactly how ye are walking,not as unwise, but as wise, Ephesians 5:16 Buying out for yourselves the opportunity, because, the days, are evil; Ephesians 5:17 For this cause, do not become foolish, but have discernment as to what is the will of the Lord;
and to be filled with the Spirit,
Ephesians 5:18 And be not getting drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness, but be getting filled in Spirit; Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves, with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs; singing, and striking the strings, with your heart unto the Lord; Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks, always, for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, unto your God and Father; Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in reverence of Christ,
he descendeth to the particular duties, how wives ought to obey their husbands,
Ephesians 5:22 Ye wives, unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord, Ephesians 5:23 Because, a husband, is the head of his wife, as, the Christ also, is the head of the assembly, he, being the saviour of the body, Ephesians 5:24 Nevertheless, as, the assembly, submitteth herself unto the Christ, so, the wives, unto their husbands, in everything:
and husbands ought to love their wives,
Ephesians 5:25 Ye husbands, be loving your wives, even as, the Christ also, loved the assembly, and delivered, himself, up in her behalf, Ephesians 5:26 That, her, he might sanctify, having purified [her] with the bath of water, in declaration, Ephesians 5:27 That, he, might present, unto himself, the assembly, all glorious, not having spot or wrinkle or any of such things, but that she should be holy and blameless; Ephesians 5:28 So, ought the husbands [also] to be loving their own wives, as their own bodies,he that loveth his own wife, loveth himself, Ephesians 5:29 No one, in fact, ever yet hated, his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it,even as, the Christ, the assembly, Ephesians 5:30 Because, members, are we of his body; Ephesians 5:31 For this cause, will a man leave his father and his mother, and will cleave unto his wife, and, they two, shall become, one flesh.
even as Christ doth his Church.
Ephesians 5:32 This sacred secret, is, great,I, however, am speaking as to Christ and [as to] the assembly; Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless, ye also, do ye, individually, each man be so loving, his own wife, as himself, and, the wife, [see] that she reverence her husband.