5 Become ye therefore imitators of God as children beloved,
2 And walk in love—Even as the Christ also loved you And delivered himself up in your behalf, An offering and sacrifice unto God For a fragrance of sweet smell.
3 But fornication and all impurity, or covetousness Let it not be named among you—Even as becometh saints;
4 And shamelessness and foolish talking or jesting,—Which things are beneath you,—But rather giving of thanks;
5 For this ye know if ye take note—That no fornicator or impure or greedy person Who is an idolater Hath any inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and God.
6 Let no one be deceiving you with empty words; For because of these things is coming the anger of God upon the sons of obstinacy:
7 Do not then become co-partners with them;
8 For ye were at one time darkness, But now are ye light in the Lord,—As children of light be walking,—
9 For the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,—
10 Putting to the test what is well-pleasing unto the Lord;
11 And be not joining in fellowship in the unfruitful works of darkness, But rather be even administering reproof;
12 For of the secret things which are brought to pass by them it is shameful even to speak!
13 All things however when reproved by the light become manifest, For all that of itself maketh manifest is light;
14 Wherefore it saith—Up! thou sleeper, And arise from among the dead, And the Christ will shine upon thee.
15 Be taking heed therefore exactly how ye are walking,—Not as unwise But as wise,—
16 Buying out for yourselves the opportunity because the days are evil;
17 For this cause do not become foolish, but have discernment as to what is the will of the Lord;
18 And be not getting drunk with wine in which is dissoluteness, But be getting filled in Spirit;—
19 Speaking to yourselves with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs; Singing and striking the strings with your heart unto the Lord;
20 Giving thanks always for all things In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ Unto your God and Father;
21 Submitting yourselves one to another In reverence of Christ,——
22 Ye wives unto your own husbands as unto the Lord,
23 Because a husband is the head of his wife As the Christ also is the head of the assembly, He being the saviour of the body,—
24 Nevertheless as the assembly submitteth herself unto the Christ so the wives unto their husbands in everything:
25 Ye husbands be loving your wives, Even as the Christ also loved the assembly and delivered himself up in her behalf,
26 That her he might sanctify Having purified [her] with the bath of water in declaration,
27 That he might present unto himself the assembly all glorious, not having spot or wrinkle or any of such things, but that she should be holy and blameless;
28 So ought the husbands [also] to be loving their own wives as their own bodies,—He that loveth his own wife loveth himself,
29 No one in fact ever yet hated his own flesh, But nourisheth and cherisheth it,—Even as the Christ the assembly,
30 Because members are we of his body;—
31 For this cause will a man leave his father and his mother and will cleave unto his wife, And they two shall become one flesh.
32 This sacred secret is great,—I however am speaking as to Christ and [as to] the assembly;—
33 Nevertheless ye also do ye individually, Each man be so loving his own wife as himself, And the wife [see] that she reverence her husband.