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Ephesians, Chapter 5
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   1: Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.
   2: Walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.
   3: But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be mentioned among you, as becomes saints;
   4: nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not appropriate; but rather giving of thanks.
   5: Know this for sure, that no sexually immoral person, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and God.
   6: Let no one deceive you with empty words. For because of these things, the wrath of God comes on the sons of disobedience.
   7: Therefore don't be partakers with them.
   8: For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,
   9: for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,
   10: proving what is well-pleasing to the Lord.
   11: 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 revealed by the light, for everything that is revealed is light.
   14: Therefore he says, "Awake, you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
   15: Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise;
   16: redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
   17: Therefore don't be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
   18: Don't be drunken with wine, in which is an abandoned life, but be filled with the Spirit,
   19: speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; singing, and singing praises in your heart to the Lord;
   20: giving thanks always concerning 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 subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
   23: For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body.
   24: But as the assembly is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their own husbands in everything.
   25: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, 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 assembly to himself gloriously, 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 who loves his own wife loves himself.
   29: For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also the assembly;
   30: because we are members of his body, of his flesh and bones.
   31: "For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will be joined to his wife. The two will become one flesh."
   32: This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Christ and of the assembly.
   33: Nevertheless each of you must also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

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