15 So then, [a]be careful how you (A)walk, not (B)as unwise people but as wise, 16 [b](C)making the most of your time, because (D)the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but (E)understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And (F)do not get drunk with wine, [c]in which there is (G)debauchery, but be (H)filled with the Spirit, 19 (I)speaking to [d]one another in (J)psalms and (K)hymns and spiritual (L)songs, (M)singing and making melody with your hearts to the Lord; 20 (N)always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to our (O)God and Father; 21 [e](P)and subject yourselves to one another in the [f](Q)fear of Christ.

Marriage like Christ and the Church

22 (R)Wives, (S)subject yourselves to your own husbands, (T)as to the Lord. 23 For (U)the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the (V)head of the church, He Himself (W)being the Savior of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.

25 (X)Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and (Y)gave Himself up for her, 26 (Z)so that He might sanctify her, having (AA)cleansed her by the (AB)washing of water with (AC)the word, 27 that He might (AD)present to Himself the church [g]in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be (AE)holy and blameless. 28 So husbands also ought to (AF)love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; 29 for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, 30 because we are (AG)parts of His (AH)body. 31 (AI)For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 5:15 Lit look carefully
  2. Ephesians 5:16 Lit redeeming the time
  3. Ephesians 5:18 Or by which
  4. Ephesians 5:19 Or yourselves
  5. Ephesians 5:21 Lit being submissive to
  6. Ephesians 5:21 Or reverence for
  7. Ephesians 5:27 Lit glorious