Thematic Bible: Ephesians 5

Ephesians 5:1 (show verse)

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;

Ephesians 5:2 (show verse)

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.

Ephesians 5:3 (show verse)

But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;

Ephesians 5:4 (show verse)

and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.

Ephesians 5:5 (show verse)

For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Ephesians 5:6 (show verse)

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

Ephesians 5:7 (show verse)

Therefore do not be partakers with them;

Ephesians 5:8 (show verse)

for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light

Ephesians 5:9 (show verse)

(for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),

Ephesians 5:10 (show verse)

trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:11 (show verse)

Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;

Ephesians 5:12 (show verse)

for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.

Ephesians 5:13 (show verse)

But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.

Ephesians 5:14 (show verse)

For this reason it says, "Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you."

Ephesians 5:15 (show verse)

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,

Ephesians 5:16 (show verse)

making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:17 (show verse)

So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Ephesians 5:18 (show verse)

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,

Ephesians 5:19 (show verse)

speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;

Ephesians 5:20 (show verse)

always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;

Ephesians 5:21 (show verse)

and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.

Ephesians 5:22 (show verse)

Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:23 (show verse)

For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.

Ephesians 5:24 (show verse)

But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.

Ephesians 5:25 (show verse)

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,

Ephesians 5:26 (show verse)

so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
The atonement » Sanctification by
Baptism with the holy ghost » The word of God instrumental to
Body » The body of Christ
Jesus Christ, Deity Of » As husband of the church
Church » Christ's love for
Church » Lamb's bride
The church » Sanctified and cleansed by Christ
Cleanness » What cleanses
Cleansing » Ps 51 » Spiritual promised
Symbols of the Holy Spirit » Water » Cleansing
Glory of the The church » Consist in its » Sanctification
God » Mighty in its influence » Purifies the life
God's Promises » Of cleansing » Spiritual promised
Holiness » Christ » Effects, in his people
Holy spirit » Regenerating » Sanctifying
Husbands' » Duty of, to wives » To love them
Laver of brass » Illustrative of » Regeneration
Marriage » What marriage is analogous to
Purification of heart » Cleansing, spiritual » Promised
Purifications or baptisms » Illustrative of » Regeneration
Sanctification » How secured
Sanctification » The church made glorious by
The scriptures » Designed for » Sanctifying
The scriptures » Designed for » Cleansing the heart
Symbols and similitudes » Of the holy spirit » Cleansing by
The bible » Mighty in its influence » Purifies the life
The word of God » Mighty in its influence » Purifies the life
Types » Of the saviour » The bronze laver
Types of Christ » Laver of brass
Union with Christ » Illustrated » Husband and wife
Washing » Figurative » Of regeneration
Water » Described as » Cleansing
Word » Preached » Purifies the life

Ephesians 5:27 (show verse)

that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.

Ephesians 5:28 (show verse)

So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself;

Ephesians 5:29 (show verse)

for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,

Ephesians 5:30 (show verse)

because we are members of His body.

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Ephesians 5:32 (show verse)

This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.

Ephesians 5:33 (show verse)

Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.