1 Be therefore imitators of :God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, even as the Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for you, an offering and 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 thanksgiving. 5 For this ye know and perceive that no fornicator, nor unclean, nor covetous man (which is an idolater), hath any inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words: for because of these cometh the wrath of :God upon the sons of :disobedience. 7 Become not 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 to the Lord; 11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful :works of :darkness, but rather even †reprove them; 12 for the things done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of. 13 But :all things when †reproved are manifested by the light: for everything :manifested is light.
14 Wherefore it saith,
Awake, thou that sleepest,
And arise from the dead,
And the Christ shall shine upon thee.
15 Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise; 16 redeeming the season, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore become 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 to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and psalming with your :heart to the Lord; 20 thanking always for all in our Lord Jesus Christ’s name the God and Father; 21 subjecting yourselves one to another in fear of Christ. 22 :Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord, 23 because the husband is the wife’s head as also the Christ is head of the church, himself savior of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to the Christ, so the wives be also to their husbands in everything. 25 :Husbands, love the wives, even as the Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it; 26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of the water with the word, 27 that himself might present to himself the church glorious, not having spot or wrinkle or any :such thing; but that it be holy and without blemish. 28 Thus ought the husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. Who loveth his own :wife loveth himself: 29 for no one ever hated his own :flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Christ also the church; 30 because we are members of his :body. 31 For this cause shall a man leave :father and :mother, and shall cleave to his :wife; and the two shall be one flesh. 32 This :mystery is great: but I speak in regard to Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless love ye also severally each his own :wife even as himself; and the wife see that she fear the husband.