Ephesians Chapter 5 (1611 Bible)
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Be ye therefore followers of God, as deare children.
And walke in loue, as Christ also hath loued vs, and hath giuen himselfe for vs, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling sauour;
But fornication and all vncleannesse, or couetousnesse, let it not be once named amongst you, as becommeth Saints:
Neither filthinesse, nor foolish talking, nor iesting, which are not conuenient: but rather giuing of thankes.
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor vncleane person, nor couetous man who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdome of Christ, and of God.
Let no man deceiue you with vaine words: for because of these things commeth the wrath of God vpon the children of disobedience.
Bee not yee therefore partakers with them.
For yee were sometimes darkenesse, but now are yee light in the Lord: walke as children of light,
(For the fruite of the spirit is in all goodnesse and righteousnesse & trueth.)
Proouing what is acceptable vnto the Lord:
And haue no fellowship with the vnfruitfull workes of darkenesse, but rather reproue them.
For it is a shame euen to speake of those things which are done of them in secret.
But all things that are reprooued, are made manifest by the light: for whatsoeuer doth make manifest, is light.
Wherfore hee saith: Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall giue thee light.
See then that yee walke circumspectly, not as fooles, but as wise,
Redeming the time, because the dayes are euill.
Wherefore be ye not vnwise, but vnderstanding what the will of the Lord is.
And bee not drunke with wine, wherein is excesse: but bee filled with the Spirit:
Speaking to your selues, in Psalmes, and Hymnes, and Spirituall songs, singing and making melodie in your heart to the Lord,
Giuing thankes alwayes for all things vnto God, and the Father, in the Name of our Lord Iesus Christ,
Submitting your selues one to another in the feare of God.
Wiues, submit your selues vnto your own husbands, as vnto the Lord.
For the husband is the head of the wife, euen as Christ is the head of the Church: and he is the sauiour of the body.
Therefore as the Church is subiect vnto Christ, so let the wiues bee to their owne husbands in euery thing.
Husbands, loue your wiues, euen as Christ also loued the Church, and gaue himselfe for it:
That he might sanctifie & cleanse it with the washing of water, by the word,
That hee might present it to himselfe a glorious Church, not hauing spot or wrinckle, or any such thing: but that it should bee holy and without blemish.
So ought men to loue their wiues, as their owne bodies: hee that loueth his wife, loueth himselfe.
For no man euer yet hated his owne flesh: but nourisheth and cherisheth it, euen as the Lord the Church:
For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
For this cause shall a man leaue his father and mother, and shall be ioyned vnto his wife, and they two shalbe one flesh.
This is a great mysterie: but I speake concerning Christ and the Church.
Neuerthelesse, let euery one of you in particular, so loue his wife euen as himselfe, and the wife see that she reuerence her husband.
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George's Ephesians Chapter 5 comment about verse 26 on 2/25/2015, 3:12pm...
what is the word might referring to in these verses Ephesians 5:26 and 27
Barbara Wells's Ephesians Chapter 5 comment about verse 20 on 2/18/2015, 10:47am...
THANK YOU HEAVENLY FATHER IN JESUS NAME FOR ALL YOUR BLESSINGS AND ALL YOUR BLESSINGS TO COME.THANK YOU FOR BEING SO FORGIVING OF MY SINS.IN JESUS NAMES I PRAY.
Cathy Sales's Ephesians Chapter 5 comment on 2/02/2015, 3:53pm...
Ephesians is a beautiful book in the bible. It speaks to timing for all things and husband and wife behavior toward each other. I love the book of Ephesians. I love all the books in the bible.
Nomie's Ephesians Chapter 5 comment on 2/02/2015, 6:05am...
My favourite chapter, the whole bible is summarised here. All the dos and don 't. God is faithful, it is always with us not with Him.
Motdaugrnds's Ephesians Chapter 5 comment on 1/31/2015, 8:46am...
Time is what I 'm struggling with in a spiritual way. I 'm retired and physically impaired. I live alone and do what I can to keep a small farm going in order to literally survive. Prior hereto I was a "workaholic " and now cannot do 2-3 things at a time, even have difficulty getting one thing done. This means I have much "time " when I 'm sitting laying down. I 'm struggling with the lack of value in this sitting laying down as it seems I should be using this time in service to my Lord 's cause. I would appreciate any Scriptural reference s anyone might have that would speak to this. Thank you.
Therese's Ephesians Chapter 5 comment about verse 22 on 1/28/2015, 3:12am...
I think this is a beautiful scripture! God provides protects and loves us deeply, so it says to submit unto your husband and it say it 's as though you have into Christ! So I see this scripture as your husband will provide and protect you and love you deeply like Christ loves us! "It a good thing " so I say lets spoil our husbands if they are loving like Christ to us who wouldn 't want to submit to him.
Dewey's Ephesians Chapter 5 comment on 1/18/2015, 1:03pm...
Hello Christiana, all Christians redeem the time or make the most of the talent of time by taking every second, minute, and hour of every day to do good and promote the praise and glory of God. I am tring to do better with time myself. Glory be to God!
Brianna's Ephesians Chapter 5 comment about verse 33 on 1/05/2015, 4:15pm...
If these principles were followed we would have much happier families. Since the father is the head of household it all starts with him. A wife can 't have deep respect for a man who beats her, or verbally abuses her. This scripture also shows that the relationship between and husband and wife is one of love. Not a dictatorship , of one trying to be the boss of another.
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