Ephesians 51599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
5 3 Lest, in those vices which he reprehended, they should set light by his admonitions, 5 he terrifieth them by denouncing severe judgment, 8 and stirreth them forward: 15 Then he defendeth from general lessons of manners, 22 to the particular duties of wives, 25 and husbands.
1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children,
2 And walk in love, even as Christ hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, to be an offering and a sacrifice of a sweet smelling savor to God.
3 [a]But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as it becometh Saints,
4 Neither filthiness, neither foolish talking, neither [b]jesting, which are things not comely, but rather giving of thanks.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for, for such things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7 [e]Be not therefore companions with them.
8 For ye were once darkness, but are now [f]light in the Lord: walk as children of light.
9 (For the fruit of the [g]Spirit is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth.)
10 Approving that which is pleasing to the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but even [h]reprove them rather.
12 For it is shame even to speak of the things which are done of them in secret.
13 But all things when they are reproved of the light, are manifest: for it is light that maketh all things manifest.
15 [k]Take heed therefore that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
17 Wherefore, be ye not unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
19 Speaking unto yourselves in Psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord in your [p]hearts,
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God even the Father, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
21 [q]Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
24 [v]Therefore as the Church is in subjection to Christ, even so let the wives be to their husbands in everything.
25 ¶ [w]Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the Church, and gave himself for it,
27 That he might make it unto himself a glorious Church, [aa]not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing: but that it should be holy and without blame.
28 [ab]So ought men to love their wives, as their own bodies: he that loveth his wife, loveth himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his [ac]own flesh, but nourished and cherisheth it, even as the Lord doth the Church.
30 For we are members of his body, [ad]of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall [ae]cleave to his wife, and they twain shall be one flesh.
32 [af]This is a great secret, but I speak concerning Christ, and concerning the Church.
33 [ag]Therefore everyone of you, do ye so: let everyone love his wife, even as himself, and let the wife see that she fear her husband.
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