Thematic Bible

Ephesians 5:1 (show verse)

Therefore become imitators of God, as beloved children,

Ephesians 5:2 (show verse)

and live in love, just as also Christ loved us, and gave himself for us an offering and sacrifice to God for a fragrant smell.

Ephesians 5:3 (show verse)

But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or greediness, must not even be named among you (as is fitting for saints),

Ephesians 5:4 (show verse)

and obscenity, and foolish talk, or coarse jesting (which [are] not proper), but rather thanksgiving.

Ephesians 5:5 (show verse)

For this you know {for certain}, that every sexually immoral [person], or unclean [person], or greedy [person] (who is an idolater), does not have 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 is coming on the sons of disobedience.

Ephesians 5:7 (show verse)

Therefore do not be sharers with them,

Ephesians 5:8 (show verse)

for you were formerly darkness, but now [you are] light in the Lord. Live like children of light

Ephesians 5:9 (show verse)

(for the fruit of the light [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth),

Ephesians 5:10 (show verse)

trying to learn what is well-pleasing to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:11 (show verse)

And do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather even expose [them].

Ephesians 5:12 (show verse)

For it is shameful even to speak [about] the things being [done] by them in secret,

Ephesians 5:13 (show verse)

but all [things] exposed by the light are made visible,

Ephesians 5:14 (show verse)

for everything made visible is light. Therefore it says, Wake up, sleeper, and rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.

Ephesians 5:15 (show verse)

Therefore, consider carefully how you live, not as unwise but as wise,

Ephesians 5:16 (show verse)

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

Ephesians 5:17 (show verse)

Because of this do not become foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord [is].

Ephesians 5:18 (show verse)

And do not be drunk with wine (in which is dissipation), but be filled by the Spirit,

Ephesians 5:19 (show verse)

speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and singing praise in your heart to the Lord,

Ephesians 5:20 (show verse)

giving thanks always for all [things] in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to the God and Father,

Ephesians 5:21 (show verse)

being subject to one another {out of reverence for} Christ

Ephesians 5:22 (show verse)

--wives to their own husbands as to the Lord,

Ephesians 5:23 (show verse)

because [the] husband is [the] head of the wife, as also Christ [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, thus also wives [should be subject] to their husbands in everything.

Ephesians 5:25 (show verse)

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

Ephesians 5:26 (show verse)

in order that he might sanctify her by cleansing [her] with the washing of water by 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)

in order that he might present to himself the church glorious, not having a spot or wrinkle or any such [thing], but that she may be holy and blameless.

Ephesians 5:28 (show verse)

Thus also husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. The one 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 also Christ [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 will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."

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)

Only you also, each one [of you], must thus love his own wife as himself, and the wife {must respect} her husband.