Ephesians 5:1-14New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Be Imitators of God
5 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved [a]you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God [b]as a fragrant aroma.
3 But immorality [c]or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among [d]saints;4 and there must be nofilthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.5 For this you know with certainty, that no [e]immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
6 Let no one deceive 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 formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),10 [f]trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even [g]expose them;12 for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.13 But all things become visible when they are [h]exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.14 For this reason [i]it says,
“Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.”
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