1 Therefore be ye imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 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. 3 But all fornication, and uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be named among you, as it becomes saints; 4 and indecorum, or foolish talking, or indecent jesting, which is not becoming, but rather the giving of thanks: 5 for you are knowing this, that no fornicator, or unclean person, or covetous, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no one deceive you with empty words: for through these the wrath of God comes on the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore be not partakers along with them. 8 For at one time ye were darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord: walk about as children of the light, 9 (for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 proving what is acceptable to the Lord; 11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather indeed convict them. 12 For it is disgraceful even to speak of those things which are done by them in concealment: 13 but all things being convicted by the light are made manifest; for everything made manifest is light. 14 Therefore he says, Awake, thou sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine upon thee.
15 Therefore see how you walk about circumspectly, not as unwise, but wise; 16 buying in the opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore be not unwise, but understand whatsoever is the will of the Lord. 18 Be not drunk with wine, in which there is riot, but be ye filled with the Spirit;
19 speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; 21 being submissive to one another in the fear of Christ.
22 Wives, be submissive to your own husbands, as to the Lord, 23 because the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is also the head of the church, being himself the saviour of the body. 24 But as the church is submissive to Christ, so also let the wives be to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives with divine love, as Christ also loved the church with divine love, and gave himself for her; 26 in order that he might sanctify her, having purified her by the washing of water through the word, 27 in order that he might present to himself the glorious church, having not spot or wrinkle or any of such things; but that she might be holy and blameless. 28 So the husbands ought to love their own wives with divine love as their own bodies. The one loving his own wife is loving himself: 29 for no one ever yet hated his own flesh; but he nourishes and cherishes it, as Christ also the church; 30 because we are members of his body:
31 on account of this a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife: and they two shall be one flesh.