1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as beloved children: And walk in love, 2 as Christ also hath loved us, and given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God of a sweet-smelling savour. 3 But let not fornication, or any uncleanness, or covetousness be even named among you, as becometh saints: 4 Neither obscenity, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not convenient, but rather thanksgiving. 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, or unclean person, or covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no one deceive you with vain words; for because of these things the wrath of God cometh upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Be ye not therefore partakers with them. 8 For ye were once darkness, but now ye are light in the Lord: 9 walk as children of light; (The fruit of the light is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth:) 10 Searching what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12 For it is a shame even to speak the things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things which are reproved are made manifest by the light; for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, 16 not as fools, but as wise men, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what is the will of the Lord. 18 And be not drunken with wine,
19 wherein is excess; but be ye filled with the Spirit, Speaking to each other in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your hearts unto the Lord; 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 own husbands as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as Christ also is head of the church: 24 (and he is the Saviour of the body) Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so also let the wives be to their own 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 (having cleansed it by the washing of water) through the word: 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, that it may be holy and unblamable. 28 Men ought so to love their wives as their own bodies: he that loveth his wife, loveth himself. 29 Now no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as also the Lord 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 his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife; and they two shall be one flesh.