Ephesians 5 ©
1 Paul exhorteth to the imitation of God, and of the love of Christ: 3 to avoid fornication and all uncleanness, 5 which exclude from the kingdom of God, and draw down God's wrath on unbelievers: 7 with whose works of darkness Christians, that have better light to inform and influence them, should have no fellowship: 15 to walk with prudence and circumspection; 18 not to drink wine to excess, but to be filled with the Spirit, singing psalms, and giving thanks to God; 21 and being in due subordination to one another. 22 The duty of wives toward their husbands, 25 and of husbands toward their wives, enforced by the example of Christ and his church.
And bwalk in love, as Christ also chath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
hLet no man deceive you with vain words: for ibecause of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of 1disobedience.
kFor ye were *sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: lwalk as children of light:
(For mthe fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
And ohave no fellowship with the punfruitful works of darkness, but qrather reprove them.
For rit is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
Wherefore xbe ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
dSubmitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
For gthe husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is hthe head of the church: and he is ithe saviour of the jbody.
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: