Ephesians Chapter 5 Young's Literal Translation

Ephesians 5:1

Become, then, followers of God, as children beloved,

Ephesians 5:2

and walk in love, as also the Christ did love us, and did give himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odour of a sweet smell,

Ephesians 5:3

and whoredom, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints;

Ephesians 5:4

also filthiness, and foolish talking, or jesting, -- the things not fit -- but rather thanksgiving;

Ephesians 5:5

for this ye know, that every whoremonger, or unclean, or covetous person, who is an idolater, hath no inheritance in the reign of the Christ and God.

Ephesians 5:6

Let no one deceive you with vain words, for because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the sons of the disobedience,

Ephesians 5:7

become not, then, partakers with them,

Ephesians 5:8

for ye were once darkness, and now light in the Lord; as children of light walk ye,

Ephesians 5:9

for the fruit of the Spirit `is' in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth,

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proving what is well-pleasing to the Lord,

Ephesians 5:11

and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of the darkness and rather even convict,

Ephesians 5:12

for the things in secret done by them it is a shame even to speak of,

Ephesians 5:13

and all the things reproved by the light are manifested, for everything that is manifested is light;

Ephesians 5:14

wherefore he saith, `Arouse thyself, thou who art sleeping, and arise out of the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.'

Ephesians 5:15

See, then, how exactly ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise,

Ephesians 5:16

redeeming the time, because the days are evil;

Ephesians 5:17

because of this become not fools, but -- understanding what `is' the will of the Lord,

Ephesians 5:18

and be not drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness, but be filled in the Spirit,

Ephesians 5:19

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

Ephesians 5:20

giving thanks always for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the God and Father;

Ephesians 5:21

subjecting yourselves to one another in the fear of God.

Ephesians 5:22

The wives! to your own husbands subject yourselves, as to the Lord,

Ephesians 5:23

because the husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ `is' head of the assembly, and he is saviour of the body,

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but even as the assembly is subject to Christ, so also `are' the wives to their own husbands in everything.

Ephesians 5:25

The husbands! love your own wives, as also the Christ did love the assembly, and did give himself for it,

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that he might sanctify it, having cleansed `it' with the bathing of the water in the saying,

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that he might present it to himself the assembly in glory, not having spot or wrinkle, or any of such things, but that it may be holy and unblemished;

Ephesians 5:28

so ought the husbands to love their own wives as their own bodies: he who is loving his own wife -- himself he doth love;

Ephesians 5:29

for no one ever his own flesh did hate, but doth nourish and cherish it, as also the Lord -- the assembly,

Ephesians 5:30

because members we are of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones;

Ephesians 5:31

`for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and they shall be -- the two -- for one flesh;'

Ephesians 5:32

this secret is great, and I speak in regard to Christ and to the assembly;

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but ye also, every one in particular -- let each his own wife so love as himself, and the wife -- that she may reverence the husband.