5:1  Become, then, followers of God, as children beloved,

5:2  and walk in love, as also the Christ did love us, and did give himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odour of a sweet smell,

5:3  and whoredom, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints;

5:4  also filthiness, and foolish talking, or jesting, -- the things not fit -- but rather thanksgiving;

5:5  for this ye know, that every whoremonger, or unclean, or covetous person, who is an idolater, hath no inheritance in the reign of the Christ and God.

5:6  Let no one deceive you with vain words, for because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the sons of the disobedience,

5:7  become not, then, partakers with them,

5:8  for ye were once darkness, and now light in the Lord; as children of light walk ye,

5:9  for the fruit of the Spirit `is' in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth,

5:10  proving what is well-pleasing to the Lord,

5:11  and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of the darkness and rather even convict,

5:12  for the things in secret done by them it is a shame even to speak of,

5:13  and all the things reproved by the light are manifested, for everything that is manifested is light;

5:14  wherefore he saith, `Arouse thyself, thou who art sleeping, and arise out of the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.'

5:15  See, then, how exactly ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise,

5:16  redeeming the time, because the days are evil;

5:17  because of this become not fools, but -- understanding what `is' the will of the Lord,

5:18  and be not drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness, but be filled in the Spirit,

5:19  speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,

5:20  giving thanks always for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the God and Father;

5:21  subjecting yourselves to one another in the fear of God.

5:22  The wives! to your own husbands subject yourselves, as to the Lord,

5:23  because the husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ `is' head of the assembly, and he is saviour of the body,

5:24  but even as the assembly is subject to Christ, so also `are' the wives to their own husbands in everything.

5:25  The husbands! love your own wives, as also the Christ did love the assembly, and did give himself for it,

5:26  that he might sanctify it, having cleansed `it' with the bathing of the water in the saying,

5:27  that he might present it to himself the assembly in glory, not having spot or wrinkle, or any of such things, but that it may be holy and unblemished;

5:28  so ought the husbands to love their own wives as their own bodies: he who is loving his own wife -- himself he doth love;

5:29  for no one ever his own flesh did hate, but doth nourish and cherish it, as also the Lord -- the assembly,

5:30  because members we are of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones;

5:31  `for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and they shall be -- the two -- for one flesh;'

5:32  this secret is great, and I speak in regard to Christ and to the assembly;

5:33  but ye also, every one in particular -- let each his own wife so love as himself, and the wife -- that she may reverence the husband.