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.
2 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.
2 Live lovingly, just as the Messiah also loved us and gave himself for us as an offering and sacrifice, a fragrant aroma 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;
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
3 Do not let sexual sin, impurity of any kind, or greed even be mentioned among you, as is proper for saints.
4 there must be no indecency, silly talk or suggestive jesting, for they are unbecoming. There should be thanksgiving instead.
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
4 Coarse and foolish talking or crude joking are not suitable, but rather giving thanks.
4 Obscene, flippant, or vulgar talk is totally inappropriate. Instead, let there be thanksgiving.
5 For you may be absolutely sure that no one who is sexually impure, immoral or greedy for gain (for that is idolatry) can have a part in the kingdom of Christ and God.
5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
5 For you know very well that no immoral or impure person, or anyone who is greedy (that is, an idolater), has an inheritance in the kingdom of the Messiah and of God.
6 Stop letting anyone deceive you with groundless arguments about these things, for it is because of these very sins that God's anger comes down upon the disobedient.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
6 Do not let anyone deceive you with meaningless words, for it is because of these things that God becomes angry with those who disobey.
8 For at one time you were darkness itself, but now in union with the Lord you are light itself. You must live like children of light,
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
8 For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light,
9 for the product of light consists in practicing everything that is good and right and true;
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
9 for the fruit that the light produces consists of every form of goodness, righteousness, and truth.
11 Stop having anything to do with the profitless doings of darkness; instead you must continue to expose them.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
11 and have nothing to do with the unfruitful actions that darkness produces. Instead, expose them for what they are.
12 For it is disgraceful even to mention the vices practiced in secret by them;
12 for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
12 For it is shameful even to mention what is done by them in secret.
12 For it is shameful even to mention what is done by these disobedient people in secret.
13 and yet anything that is exposed by the light is made clear to them, for anything that is made clear is light.
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
13 But everything that is exposed to the light becomes visible,
14 So it is said: "Wake up, sleeper; get up from the dead, and Christ will make day dawn on you."
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
14 for the light is making everything visible. That is why it says, "Wake up, sleeper! Arise from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you.''
15 So you must be very careful how you live, not thoughtlessly but thoughtfully,
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
15 Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk—not as unwise people but as wise—
15 So, then, be careful how you live. Do not be unwise but wise,
16 and continue to make the most of your opportunities, for the times are evil.
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
16 making the best use of your time because the times are evil.
17 So stop becoming senseless, but understand what the Lord's will is.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
17 Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
18 Stop getting drunk on wine, for that means profligacy, but ever be filled with the Spirit,
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
18 Stop getting drunk with wine, which leads to wild living, but keep on being filled with the Spirit.
19 and always be speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Keep on praying and praising the Lord with all your heart;
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
19 speaking to one anotherin psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs,singing and making musicfrom your heart to the Lord,
19 Then you will recite to one another psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; you will sing and make music to the Lord with your hearts;
20 continue giving thanks for everything to God our Father;
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
20 giving thanks always for everythingto God the Fatherin the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
20 you will consistently give thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah;
21 keep on living in subordination to one another out of reverence to Christ.
21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
21 and you will submit to one another out of reverence for the Messiah.
22 You married women must continue to live in subordination to your husbands, as you do to the Lord,
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands as to the Lord.
23 for a husband is the head of his wife, just as Christ is the Head of the church, His body, and Saviour of it.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
23 For the husband is the head of his wife as the Messiah is the head of the church. It is he who is the Savior of the body.
24 Just as the church is subject to Christ, so the married women in everything must be subject to their husbands.
24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so wives are to submit to their husbands in everything.
24 Indeed, just as the church is submissive to the Messiah, so wives must be submissive to their husbands in everything.
25 You married men must love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her,
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
25 Husbands, love your wives as the Messiah loved the church and gave himself for it,
26 to consecrate her, after cleansing her through His word, as pictured in the water bath,
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
26 so that he might make it holy by cleansing it, washing it with water and the word,
27 that He might present the church to Himself as a splendid bride without a blot or wrinkle or anything like it, but to be consecrated and faultless.
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
27 and might present the church to himself in all its glory, without a spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind, but holy and without fault.
28 This is the way married men ought to love their wives, as they do their own bodies. The married man who loves his wife is really loving himself,
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
28 In the same way, husbands are to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
28 In the same way, husbands must love their wives as they love their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself.
29 for no one ever hates his own physical person, but he feeds and fosters it, just as Christ does the church;
29 for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
29 For no one ever hates his own flesh but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church,
29 For no one has ever hated his own body, but he nourishes and tenderly cares for it, as the Messiah does the church.
31 Therefore, a man must leave his father and mother and so perfectly unite himself to his wife that the two shall be one.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
31 "That is why a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh."
32 This is a great secret; I mean this about Christ and the church.
32 This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
32 This is a great secret, but I am talking about the Messiah and the church.
33 But each one of you married men must love his wife as he loves himself, and the married woman, too, must respect her husband.
33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
33 To sum up, each one of you is to love his wife as himself, and the wife is to respect her husband.
33 But each individual man among you must love his wife as he loves himself; and may the wife fear her husband.
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