1 Therefore be imitators of God as beloved children.
2 And walk in love, as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, an offering and a
sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
3 But sexual perversion and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named
among you, as is fitting for saints;
4 neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but
rather giving of thanks.
5 For this you know, that no prostitute, unclean person, nor covetous person, who is an
idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no one beguile you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
7 Therefore do not be partakers with them.
8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of
9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),
10 proving what is acceptable to the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove
12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.
13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes
manifest is light.
14 Therefore He says: Awake, you who sleep, stand forth out from among the dead, and
Christ will shine on you.
15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,
16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is debauchery; but be filled by the Spirit,
19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making
melody in your heart to the Lord,
20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus
21 submitting to one another in the fear of God.
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the
Savior of the body.
24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own
husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for
26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the Word,
27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or
any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife
29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord
does the church.
30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.
31 For this, a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and the two
shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let
the wife see that she reverence her husband.