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|See commentary, Prosperity from Prision, Eph 4-6 | Bible Dictionary | Chronological Bible reading|
After general exhortations to love;
5:1 Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.
5:2 Walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.
to flee fornication;
5:3 But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be mentioned among you, as becomes saints;
and all uncleanness;
5:4 nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not appropriate;
but rather giving of thanks.
5:5 Know this for sure, that no sexually immoral person, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and God.
5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words. For because of these things, the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience.
not to converse with the wicked;
5:7 Therefore don’t be partakers with them.
5:8 For you were once darkness, but are now 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 well pleasing to the Lord.
5:11 Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them.
5:12 For the things which are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of.
5:13 But all things, when they are reproved, are revealed by the light, for everything that reveals is light.
5:14 Therefore he says,“Awake, you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
to walk warily;
5:15 Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise;
5:16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
5:17 Therefore don’t be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
and to be filled with the Spirit;
5:18 Don’t be drunken with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,
5:19 speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; singing, and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
5:20 giving thanks always concerning all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God, even the Father;
5:21 subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.
he descends to the particular duties, how wives ought to obey their husbands;
5:22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body.
5:24 But as the assembly is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their own husbands in everything.
and husbands ought to love their wives,
5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it;
5:26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,
5:27 that he might present the assembly to himself gloriously,
not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; *
but that it should be holy and without blemish.
5:28 Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.
5:29 For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly;
5:30 because we are members of his body, of his flesh and bones.
5:31 “For this cause a man will leave his father and mother,
and will be joined to his wife. The two will become one flesh.” *
even as Christ does his church.
5:32 This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Christ and of the assembly.
5:33 Nevertheless each of you must also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she respects her husband.