1 Be aye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2 And bwalk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God cfor a sweetsmelling savour.
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, dwhich are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, ehath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 fLet no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 8 gFor ye were sometimes darkness, but now hare ye light in the Lord: walk as ichildren of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 jProving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And khave no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather lreprove them. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13 But mall things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 14 Wherefore he saith, oAwake thou that sleepest, and narise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 pWherefore be ye not unwise, but qunderstanding rwhat the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves sin psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 tGiving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 21 uSubmitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
22 vWives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it wwith the washing of water xby the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: 30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
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