Thematic Bible

Ephesians 5:1 (show verse)

So you must keep on following God's example, as dearly loved children of His,

Ephesians 5:2 (show verse)

and practice living in love, just as Christ loved you too and gave Himself for you as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Ephesians 5:3 (show verse)

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;

Ephesians 5:4 (show verse)

there must be no indecency, silly talk or suggestive jesting, for they are unbecoming. There should be thanksgiving instead.

Ephesians 5:5 (show verse)

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.

Ephesians 5:6 (show verse)

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.

Ephesians 5:7 (show verse)

So you must stop having anything to do with them.

Ephesians 5:8 (show verse)

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,

Ephesians 5:9 (show verse)

for the product of light consists in practicing everything that is good and right and true;

Ephesians 5:10 (show verse)

you must approve what is pleasing to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:11 (show verse)

Stop having anything to do with the profitless doings of darkness; instead you must continue to expose them.

Ephesians 5:12 (show verse)

For it is disgraceful even to mention the vices practiced in secret by them;

Ephesians 5:13 (show verse)

and yet anything that is exposed by the light is made clear to them, for anything that is made clear is light.

Ephesians 5:14 (show verse)

So it is said: "Wake up, sleeper; get up from the dead, and Christ will make day dawn on you."

Ephesians 5:15 (show verse)

So you must be very careful how you live, not thoughtlessly but thoughtfully,

Ephesians 5:16 (show verse)

and continue to make the most of your opportunities, for the times are evil.

Ephesians 5:17 (show verse)

So stop becoming senseless, but understand what the Lord's will is.

Ephesians 5:18 (show verse)

Stop getting drunk on wine, for that means profligacy, but ever be filled with the Spirit,

Ephesians 5:19 (show verse)

and always be speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Keep on praying and praising the Lord with all your heart;

Ephesians 5:20 (show verse)

continue giving thanks for everything to God our Father;

Ephesians 5:21 (show verse)

keep on living in subordination to one another out of reverence to Christ.

Ephesians 5:22 (show verse)

You married women must continue to live in subordination to your husbands, as you do to the Lord,

Ephesians 5:23 (show verse)

for a husband is the head of his wife, just as Christ is the Head of the church, His body, and Saviour of it.

Ephesians 5:24 (show verse)

Just as the church is subject to Christ, so the married women in everything must be subject to their husbands.

Ephesians 5:25 (show verse)

You married men must love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her,

Ephesians 5:26 (show verse)

to consecrate her, after cleansing her through His word, as pictured in the water bath,
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 as a splendid bride without a blot or wrinkle or anything like it, but to be consecrated and faultless.

Ephesians 5:28 (show verse)

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,

Ephesians 5:29 (show verse)

for no one ever hates his own physical person, but he feeds and fosters it, just as Christ does the church;

Ephesians 5:30 (show verse)

because we are parts of His body.

Ephesians 5:31 (show verse)

Therefore, a man must leave his father and mother and so perfectly unite himself to his wife that the two shall be one.

Ephesians 5:32 (show verse)

This is a great secret; I mean this about Christ and the church.

Ephesians 5:33 (show verse)

But each one of you married men must love his wife as he loves himself, and the married woman, too, must respect her husband.