1 Be therefore followers of God, as dear children, 2 and walk in love, as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God of good odor. 3 Let not fornication and any impurity or covetousness be named among you, as becomes saints, 4 nor indecorum and foolish talking, or jesting, things not becoming, but rather giving of thanks. 5 For you know this, that no fornicator, or impure, or covetous person, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words; for on account of these comes the wrath of God on the children of disobedience. 7 Be not therefore partakers with them. 8 For you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,??9 for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,??10 proving what is well pleasing to the Lord, 11 and be not partakers of the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12 For the things which are done by them in secret it is base even to mention; 13 but all things proved to be wrong are made manifest by the light; for every thing which makes manifest is light. 14 Wherefore he says, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.
15 See then that you walk discreetly, not as unwise but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Be not foolish therefore, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, in which is excess, but be filled with the spirit,
19 speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making music in your hearts to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to the God and Father, 21 being subject one to another in the fear of Christ.
22 Let wives [be subject] to their husbands as to the Lord, 23 for the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is the head of the church; he is the savior of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so also let wives be subject to husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands, love your wives as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it, 26 that he might sanctify it, purifying it with the washing of water with the word, 27 that he might present the church to himself glorious, not having a spot or wrinkle or any thing of the kind, but that it should be holy and blameless. 28 Husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself; 29 for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, as Christ also the church; 30 for we are members of his body.
31 For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.