Ephesians Chapter 5 (Index)

Chapters: 1






001  Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

002  And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

003  But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

004  Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

005  For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

006  Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

007  Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

008  For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

009  (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

010  Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

011  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

012  For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

013  But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

014  Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

015  See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

016  Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

017  Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

018  And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

019  Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

020  Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

021  Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

022  Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

023  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

024  Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

025  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

026  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

027  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

028  So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

029  For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

030  For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

031  For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

032  This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

033  Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.