King James Version of the Bible

Book of Ephesians

Chapter 5

5:1  Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
5:2  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.
5:3  But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
5:4  Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5:5  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.
5:6  Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
5:7  Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
5:8  For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
5:9  (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
5:10  Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
5:11  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
5:12  For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
5:13  But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
5:14  Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
5:15  See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
5:16  Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
5:17  Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
5:18  And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
5:19  Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
5:20  Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
5:21  Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
5:22  Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
5:23  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.
5:24  Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
5:25  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
5:26  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
5:27  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.
5:28  So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
5:29  For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
5:30  For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
5:31  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.
5:32  This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
5:33  Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.