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Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children.

And walk in love, just as Christ has loved us and has given Himself for us as an offering and a sacrifice of a sweet-smelling savor to God.

But do not let fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness even be named among you (as is also becoming to saints),

nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse joking (which are not fitting); but rather the giving of thanks.

For this you know: that no fornicator, nor impure or covetous person, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ, and of God.

Let no one deceive you with empty words. For the wrath of God comes upon the children of disobedience.

Therefore, do not be companions with them.

For you were once darkness but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.

For the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,

10 approving that which is pleasing to the Lord.

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. But rather, even expose them.

12 For it is shameful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.

13 But all things, when they are exposed by the light, are made visible. For it is light that makes all things visible.

14 Therefore it says, “Awake, you who sleep. And stand up from the dead. And Christ shall shine upon you.”

15 Be mindful, therefore, that you walk carefully - not as fools, but as wise -

16 redeeming the season. For the days are evil.

17 Therefore, be not unwise. But, understand what the will of the Lord is.

18 And do not be drunk with wine (wherein is wastefulness). But, be filled with the Spirit,

19 speaking to yourselves in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts,

20 giving thanks always, for all things, to God, even the Father, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

21 submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

22 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as to the Lord.

23 For the husband is the wife’s head, even as Christ is the head of the Church. And the same is the Savior of the body.

24 But, as the Church is in subjection to Christ, so also let the wives be to their husbands in everything.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the Church, and gave Himself for her;

26 so that He might sanctify her and cleanse her by the washing of water through the word,

27 So that He might make her a glorious Church to Himself, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing. But that it should be holy and without blame.

28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife, loves himself.

29 For no one ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord does the Church.

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

31 For this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall cling to his wife. And the two shall be one flesh.

32 This is a great secret. But I speak concerning Christ and concerning the church.

33 Yet, let every one of you do the same. Let everyone love his wife, even as himself. And let the wife see that she fears her husband.

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