Thematic Bible

Ephesians 5:1 (show verse)

Therefore, be imitators of God as dearly loved children

Ephesians 5:2 (show verse)

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

Ephesians 5:3 (show verse)

But among you there must not be either sexual immorality, impurity of any kind, or greed, as these are not fitting for the saints.

Ephesians 5:4 (show verse)

Neither should there be vulgar speech, foolish talk, or coarse jesting -- all of which are out of character -- but rather thanksgiving.

Ephesians 5:5 (show verse)

For you can be confident of this one thing: that no person who is immoral, impure, or greedy (such a person is an idolater) has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Ephesians 5:6 (show verse)

Let nobody deceive you with empty words, for because of these things God's wrath comes on the sons of disobedience.

Ephesians 5:7 (show verse)

Therefore do not be partakers with them,

Ephesians 5:8 (show verse)

for you were at one time darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light --

Ephesians 5:9 (show verse)

for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, 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 rather expose them.

Ephesians 5:12 (show verse)

For the things they do in secret are shameful even to mention.

Ephesians 5:13 (show verse)

But all things being exposed by the light are made evident.

Ephesians 5:14 (show verse)

For everything made evident is light, and for this reason it says: "Awake, O sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you!"

Ephesians 5:15 (show verse)

Therefore be very careful how you live -- not as unwise but as wise,

Ephesians 5:16 (show verse)

taking advantage of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:17 (show verse)

For this reason do not be foolish, but be wise by understanding what the Lord's will is.

Ephesians 5:18 (show verse)

And do not get drunk with wine, which is debauchery, but be filled by the Spirit,

Ephesians 5:19 (show verse)

speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music in your hearts to the Lord,

Ephesians 5:20 (show verse)

always giving thanks to God the Father for each other in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Ephesians 5:21 (show verse)

and submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Ephesians 5:22 (show verse)

Wives, submit to your 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 submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

Ephesians 5:25 (show verse)

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

Ephesians 5:26 (show verse)

to sanctify her by cleansing her with the washing of the 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)

so that he may present the church to himself as glorious -- not having a stain or wrinkle, or any such blemish, but holy and blameless.

Ephesians 5:28 (show verse)

In the same way husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

Ephesians 5:29 (show verse)

For no one has ever hated his own body but he feeds it and takes care of it, just as Christ also does the church,

Ephesians 5:30 (show verse)

for we are members of his body.

Ephesians 5:31 (show verse)

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

Ephesians 5:32 (show verse)

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

Ephesians 5:33 (show verse)

Nevertheless, each one of you must also love his own wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.