- Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children,
- and walk in love, even as the Christ loved us, and delivered himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.
- But fornication and all uncleanness or unbridled lust, let it not be even named among you, as it becomes saints;
- and filthiness and foolish talking, or jesting, which are not convenient;
but rather thanksgiving.
- For this ye are [well] informed of, knowing that no fornicator, or unclean person, or person of unbridled lust, who is an idolater, has inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and God.
- Let no one deceive you with vain words, for on account of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
- Be not ye therefore fellow-partakers with them;
- for ye were once darkness, but now light in [the] Lord;
walk as children of light,
- (for the fruit of the light [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth,)
- proving what is agreeable to the Lord;
- and do not have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather also reprove [them],
- for the things that are done by them in secret it is shameful even to say.
- But all things having their true character exposed by the light are made manifest;
for that which makes everything manifest is light.
- Wherefore he says, Wake up, [thou] that sleepest, and arise up from among the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.
- See therefore how ye walk carefully, not as unwise but as wise,
- redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
- For this reason be not foolish, but understanding what [is] the will of the Lord.
- And be not drunk with wine, in which is debauchery;
but be filled with the Spirit,
- speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and chanting with your heart to the Lord;
- giving thanks at all times for all things to him [who is] God and [the] Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
- submitting yourselves to one another in [the] fear of Christ.
- Wives, [submit yourselves] to your own husbands, as to the Lord,
- for a husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ [is] head of the assembly.
*He* [is] Saviour of the body.
- But even as the assembly is subjected to the Christ, so also wives to their own husbands in everything.
- Husbands, love your own wives, even as the Christ also loved the assembly, and has delivered himself up for it,
- in order that he might sanctify it, purifying [it] by the washing of water by [the] word,
- that *he* might present the assembly to himself glorious, having no spot, or wrinkle, or any of such things;
but that it might be holy and blameless.
- So ought men also to love their own wives as their own bodies: he that loves his own wife loves himself.
- For no one has ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as also the Christ the assembly:
- for we are members of his body;
[we are of his flesh, and of his bones.]
- Because of this a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be united to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh.
- This mystery is great, but *I* speak as to Christ, and as to the assembly.
- But *ye* also, every one of you, let each so love his own wife as himself;
but as to the wife [I speak] that she may fear the husband.