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Be ye therefore followers of God, as deare children.
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And walke in loue, as Christ also hath loued vs, and hath giuen himselfe for vs, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling sauour;
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But fornication and all vncleannesse, or couetousnesse, let it not be once named amongst you, as becommeth Saints:
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Neither filthinesse, nor foolish talking, nor iesting, which are not conuenient: but rather giuing of thankes.
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For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor vncleane person, nor couetous man who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdome of Christ, and of God.
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Let no man deceiue you with vaine words: for because of these things commeth the wrath of God vpon the children of disobedience.
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Bee not yee therefore partakers with them.
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For yee were sometimes darkenesse, but now are yee light in the Lord: walke as children of light,
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(For the fruite of the spirit is in all goodnesse and righteousnesse & trueth.)
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Proouing what is acceptable vnto the Lord:
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And haue no fellowship with the vnfruitfull workes of darkenesse, but rather reproue them.
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For it is a shame euen to speake of those things which are done of them in secret.
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But all things that are reprooued, are made manifest by the light: for whatsoeuer doth make manifest, is light.
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Wherfore hee saith: Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall giue thee light.
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See then that yee walke circumspectly, not as fooles, but as wise,
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Redeming the time, because the dayes are euill.
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Wherefore be ye not vnwise, but vnderstanding what the will of the Lord is.
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And bee not drunke with wine, wherein is excesse: but bee filled with the Spirit:
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Speaking to your selues, in Psalmes, and Hymnes, and Spirituall songs, singing and making melodie in your heart to the Lord,
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Giuing thankes alwayes for all things vnto God, and the Father, in the Name of our Lord Iesus Christ,
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Submitting your selues one to another in the feare of God.
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Wiues, submit your selues vnto your own husbands, as vnto the Lord.
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For the husband is the head of the wife, euen as Christ is the head of the Church: and he is the sauiour of the body.
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Therefore as the Church is subiect vnto Christ, so let the wiues bee to their owne husbands in euery thing.
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Husbands, loue your wiues, euen as Christ also loued the Church, and gaue himselfe for it:
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That he might sanctifie & cleanse it with the washing of water, by the word,
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That hee might present it to himselfe a glorious Church, not hauing spot or wrinckle, or any such thing: but that it should bee holy and without blemish.
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So ought men to loue their wiues, as their owne bodies: hee that loueth his wife, loueth himselfe.
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For no man euer yet hated his owne flesh: but nourisheth and cherisheth it, euen as the Lord the Church:
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For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
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For this cause shall a man leaue his father and mother, and shall be ioyned vnto his wife, and they two shalbe one flesh.
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This is a great mysterie: but I speake concerning Christ and the Church.
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Neuerthelesse, let euery one of you in particular, so loue his wife euen as himselfe, and the wife see that she reuerence her husband.