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Ephesians 5:1
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1Follow God's example,(a) therefore, as dearly loved children(b)
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Ephesians 5:2
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and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us(c) and gave himself up for us(d) as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.(e)
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Ephesians 5:3
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But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality,(f) or of any kind of impurity, or of greed,(g) because these are improper for God's holy people.
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Ephesians 5:4
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Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk(h) or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.(i)
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Ephesians 5:5
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For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater(j)—has any inheritance(k) in the kingdom of Christ and of God.[a](l)
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Ephesians 5:6
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Let no one deceive you(m) with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath(n) comes on those who are disobedient.(o)
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Ephesians 5:7
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Therefore do not be partners with them.
Ephesians 5:8
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For you were once(p) darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light(q)
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Ephesians 5:9
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(for the fruit(r) of the light consists in all goodness,(s) righteousness and truth)
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Ephesians 5:10
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and find out what pleases the Lord.(t)
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Ephesians 5:11
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Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness,(u) but rather expose them.
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Ephesians 5:12
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It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
Ephesians 5:13
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But everything exposed by the light(v) becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.
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Ephesians 5:14
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This is why it is said: "Wake up, sleeper,(w) rise from the dead,(x) and Christ will shine on you."(y)
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Ephesians 5:15
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Be very careful, then, how you live(z)—not as unwise but as wise,
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Ephesians 5:16
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making the most of every opportunity,(aa) because the days are evil.(ab)
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Ephesians 5:17
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Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.(ac)
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Ephesians 5:18
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Do not get drunk on wine,(ad) which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,(ae)
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Ephesians 5:19
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speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit.(af) Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
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Ephesians 5:20
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always giving thanks(ag) to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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