Parallel Verses

Williams New Testament

and practice living in love, just as Christ loved you too and gave Himself for you as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

New American Standard Bible

and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.

International Standard Version

Live lovingly, just as the Messiah also loved us and gave himself for us as an offering and sacrifice, a fragrant aroma to God.

A Conservative Version

And walk in love, as also the Christ loved us, and delivered himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a fragrant aroma.

American Standard Version

and walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of a sweet smell.

Amplified

and walk continually in love [that is, value one another—practice empathy and compassion, unselfishly seeking the best for others], just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God [slain for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.

An Understandable Version

Live in a loving way, just like Christ loved us and gave Himself up [to die] for us as an offering and fragrant smelling sacrifice to God.

Anderson New Testament

and walk in love, as the Christ also loved us, and gave him self for us as an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet odor.

Bible in Basic English

And be living in love, even as Christ had love for you, and gave himself up for us, an offering to God for a perfume of a sweet smell.

Common New Testament

and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for Christ loved us, and for us gave himself an offering and a sacrifice acceptable to God.

Darby Translation

and walk in love, even as the Christ loved us, and delivered himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.

Godbey New Testament

and walk about in divine love, as Christ also loved you, and gave himself for you, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of sweet savor.

Goodspeed New Testament

and lead loving lives, just as Christ loved you and gave himself for you, as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

John Wesley New Testament

as Christ also hath loved us, and given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God of a sweet-smelling savour.

Julia Smith Translation

And walk ye in love, as also Christ loved us, and gave himself for us a gift and sacrifice to God for a smell of sweet odor.

King James 2000

And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and has given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling fragrance.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and live in love, just as also Christ loved us, and gave himself for us an offering and sacrifice to God for a fragrant smell.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and walk in love even as Christ loved us, and gave himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice of a sweet savour to God.

Moffatt New Testament

and lead lives of love, just as Christ loved you and gave himself up for you to be a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Montgomery New Testament

and to lead lives of love, just as Christ also loved you and gave himself up for you, an offering and sacrifice unto God, for you, an offering and sacrifice unto God, for "an odor of sweetness."

NET Bible

and live in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.

New Heart English Bible

And walk in love, even as Christ also loved us, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.

Noyes New Testament

and walk in love, as Christ also loved you, and gave himself for you an offering and a sacrifice to God, of a sweet odor.

Sawyer New Testament

and walk in love, as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God of good odor.

The Emphasized Bible

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.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and walk in love as Christ also hath loved us, and given himself for us, an oblation and sacrifice to God, for an odour of a sweet smell.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And live a life of love, following the example of the Christ, who loved you and gave himself for you as 'an offering and a sacrifice to God, that should be fragrant and acceptable.'

Webster

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 sweet-smelling savor.

Weymouth New Testament

And live and act lovingly, as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up to death on our behalf as an offering and sacrifice to God, yielding a fragrant odor.

World English Bible

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.

Worrell New Testament

and walk in love, as Christ also loved you, and delivered Himself up for you, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of sweet smell.

Worsley New Testament

even as Christ hath loved us, and given Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of sweet perfume.

Youngs Literal Translation

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,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

περιπατέω 
Peripateo 
walk, go, walk about, be occupied
Usage: 77

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

as
καθώς 
Kathos 
as, even as, according as, when, according to, how, as well as
Usage: 141

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

us
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 170
Usage: 388

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

παραδίδωμι 
Paradidomi 
Usage: 75

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

for
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
εἰς 
Eis 
Usage: 138
Usage: 1267

προσφορά 
Prosphora 
Usage: 1

θυσία 
Thusia 
Usage: 26

to God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

εὐωδία 
Euodia 
Usage: 3

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 5:2

Images Ephesians 5:2

Context Readings

Imitators Of God

1 So you must keep on following God's example, as dearly loved children of His, 2 and practice living in love, just as Christ loved you too and gave Himself for you as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 3 But sexual vice and any form of immorality or sensual greed must not so much as be mentioned among you, as that is the only course becoming in God's people;


Cross References

John 13:34

I give you a new command, to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you too must love one another.

Matthew 20:28

just as the Son of Man has come, not to be served but to serve, and to give His life a ransom price to set many free."

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ, and I myself no longer live, but Christ is living in me; the life I now live as a mortal man I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Colossians 3:14

And over all these qualities put on love, which is the tie of perfection that binds us together.

Hebrews 9:14

how much more surely will the blood of Christ, who with an eternal Spirit gave Himself a spotless offering to God, purify your consciences from works that mean mere death, to serve the ever living God?

Hebrews 9:14

how much more surely will the blood of Christ, who with an eternal Spirit gave Himself a spotless offering to God, purify your consciences from works that mean mere death, to serve the ever living God?

Romans 8:3

For though the law could not do it, because it was made helpless through our lower nature, yet God, by sending His own Son in a body similar to that of our lower nature, and as a sacrifice for sin, passed sentence upon sin through His body,

2 Corinthians 2:15

Indeed, I am the fragrance of Christ to God, alike for those who are being saved and for those who are perishing;

2 Corinthians 8:9

For by experience you know the unmerited favor shown by our Lord Jesus Christ; that although He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, in order that by His poverty you might become rich.

Ephesians 5:25

You married men must love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her,

Hebrews 9:26

for, if that had been the case, He would have had to suffer over and over again, ever since the creation of the world. But, as it is, once at the close of the ages He has appeared, to put away sin by His sacrifice.

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus Christ the trustworthy witness, the First-born of the dead, and the Sovereign of the kings of the earth. To Him who ever loves us and once for all released us from our sins by His blood,

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus Christ the trustworthy witness, the First-born of the dead, and the Sovereign of the kings of the earth. To Him who ever loves us and once for all released us from our sins by His blood,

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus Christ the trustworthy witness, the First-born of the dead, and the Sovereign of the kings of the earth. To Him who ever loves us and once for all released us from our sins by His blood,

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus Christ the trustworthy witness, the First-born of the dead, and the Sovereign of the kings of the earth. To Him who ever loves us and once for all released us from our sins by His blood,

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus Christ the trustworthy witness, the First-born of the dead, and the Sovereign of the kings of the earth. To Him who ever loves us and once for all released us from our sins by His blood,

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus Christ the trustworthy witness, the First-born of the dead, and the Sovereign of the kings of the earth. To Him who ever loves us and once for all released us from our sins by His blood,

John 6:51

I am this living bread that has come down out of heaven. If anyone eats this bread, he will live forever, and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my own flesh."

John 15:12-13

This is my command to you, to keep on loving one another as I have loved you.

Romans 4:25

who was given up to death because of our shortcomings and was raised again to give us right standing with God.

Romans 8:37

And yet in all these things we keep on gloriously conquering through Him who loved us.

Romans 14:15-16

For if your brother is hurt because of the food you eat, you are not living by the standard of love. Stop ruining, by what you eat, the man for whom Christ died.

1 Corinthians 5:7

You must clean out the old yeast, that you may be a fresh lump, as you are to be free from the old yeast. For our Passover Lamb, Christ, has already been sacrificed.

1 Corinthians 16:14

let everything be done in love.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

For the love of Christ continuously constrains me, because I am convinced that as One died for all, all have died,

Galatians 1:4

who gave Himself for our sins, to save us from the present wicked world in accordance with the will of our God and Father;

Ephesians 3:17

and that Christ in His love, through your faith, may make His permanent home in your hearts. You must be deeply rooted, your foundations must be strong,

Ephesians 3:19

yes, to come at last to know the love of Christ, although it far surpasses human understanding, so that you may be filled with the perfect fullness of God.

Ephesians 4:2

with perfect humility and gentleness, with patience, lovingly bearing with one another,

Ephesians 4:15

But, on the other hand, we shall go on holding to the truth and in love growing up into perfect union with Him, that is, Christ Himself who is the Head.

1 Thessalonians 4:9

Now as to brotherly love, you have no need of anyone's writing you, for you have yourselves been taught by God to love one another,

1 Timothy 2:6

who gave Himself as a ransom for all, a fact that was testified to at the proper time,

1 Timothy 4:12

Let no one think little of you because you are young, but always set an example for believers, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.

Titus 2:14

who gave Himself for us to ransom us from all iniquity and purify for Himself a people to be His very own, zealous of good works.

Hebrews 7:25-27

Therefore, because He Himself lives always to intercede for them always, He is able to save completely any and all who come to God through Him.

Hebrews 9:23

So, on the one hand, the copies of the original things in heaven had to be purified with such sacrifices; but on the other hand, the original things themselves in heaven with better sacrifices than these.

Hebrews 10:10-12

It is by this will of God that we are consecrated through the offering of Jesus' body once for all.

1 Peter 2:21-24

Indeed, it was to this kind of living that you were called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that you might follow His footsteps.

1 Peter 4:8

Above everything else keep your love for one another fervent, because love covers up a multitude of sins.

1 John 3:11-12

it is so because the message that you have heard from the beginning is this: We should love one another.

1 John 3:16

We know what love is from the fact that He laid down His life for us; and so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.

1 John 3:23

His command is this, that we should believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ and practice loving one another, just as He commanded us to do.

1 John 4:20-21

If anyone says, "I love God," and yet habitually hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

Revelation 5:9

Then they sang a new song: "You deserve to take the book and break its seals, because you have been slaughtered, and with your blood have bought men from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation,

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