Thematic Bible

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 loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

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 let there be thanksgiving.

Ephesians 5:5 (show verse)

For of this you can be sure, that no immoral, impure, or covetous personsuch a man is an idolaterhas any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of 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 partners with them;

Ephesians 5:8 (show verse)

for once you were 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)

and try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:11 (show verse)

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

Ephesians 5:12 (show verse)

For it is a shame even to speak of the things that they do 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 is said, "Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

Ephesians 5:15 (show verse)

Be careful, then, 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)

Therefore 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 debauchery; 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 to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:21 (show verse)

Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Ephesians 5:22 (show verse)

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

Ephesians 5:23 (show verse)

For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is himself the Savior.

Ephesians 5:24 (show verse)

As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject to their husbands in everything.

Ephesians 5:25 (show verse)

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

Ephesians 5:26 (show verse)

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 the church to himself in all her glory, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and blameless.

Ephesians 5:28 (show verse)

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

Ephesians 5:31 (show verse)

"For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."

Ephesians 5:32 (show verse)

This is a profound mystery; but I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.

Ephesians 5:33 (show verse)

However, each one of you must also love his wife as himself, and the wife must see that she respects her husband.