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Ephesians, Chapter 5
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   1: Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children;
   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 odor of a sweet smell.
   3: But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints;
   4: nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks.
   5: For this ye know of a surety, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
   6: Let no man deceive you with empty words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience.
   7: Be not ye therefore partakers with them;
   8: For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light
   9: (for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth),
   10: proving what is well-pleasing unto the Lord;
   11: and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them;
   12: for the things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of.
   13: But all things when they are reproved are made manifest by the light: for everything that is made manifest is light.
   14: Wherefore [he] saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon thee.
   15: Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise;
   16: redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
   17: Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
   18: And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit;
   19: speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
   20: giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;
   21: subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.
   22: Wives, [be in subjection] unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
   23: For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the church, [being] himself the saviour of the body.
   24: But as the church is subject to Christ, so [let] the wives also [be] to their husbands in everything.
   25: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it;
   26: that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,
   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.
   28: Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself:
   29: for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church;
   30: because we are members of his body.
   31: For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh.
   32: This mystery is great: but I speak in regard of Christ and of the church.
   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.

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