Ephesians 5:2

“And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of a sweet smell.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And be living in love, even as Christ had love for you, and gave himself up for us, an offering to God for a perfume of a sweet smell.
- Basic English Bible

and walk in love, even as the Christ loved us, and delivered himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.
- Darby Bible

And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor.
- Webster's Bible

And live and act lovingly, as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up to death on our behalf as an offering and sacrifice to God, yielding a fragrant odor.
- Weymouth Bible

Walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.
- World English Bible

and walke ye in loue, as Crist louyde vs, and yaf hym silf for vs an offryng and a sacrifice to God, in to the odour of swetnesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

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,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:2


Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us. Thus imitate God, and Christ who gave himself for us. An offering and a sacrifice to God. In the Jewish temple there were offerings which were not sacrifices. Christ gave himself as an offering and was sacrificed. A sweet-smelling savour. See Ge 8:21 Le 1:9 2Co 2:15. An expression denoting an offering grateful to God.

Discussion for Ephesians 5

  • Bill
    Ephesians 5:3
    Can I challenge you to think like Paul is challenging us to think? God"s plan is that we not allow fornication, or uncleanness, or covetousness into our lives. NOT ONE TIME. No pornography at all. NONE. No worldly movie at all. NONE. How in the world do we accomplish this in this particular generation? Memorize and meditate on this verse and others like it.
  • Anonymous for verse 4
    If anything about this world standard is anything to by, we find that there is so much filthiness in words, actions even in our ways of life , believers are admonished not copy or conform to the standard of this world Roms 12:2, the church must as a matter of importance teach the believers to be honourable in their words and actions at the same time learn to give thanks to God in all things.
  • Tonya Wilkie pisse
    Giving you father God , praise glory in the name of your son , Jesus Christ, Amen
  • Norm
    John 11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
  • Norm
    1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
  • Norm
    Our heavenly Father, our LORD, our Savior Christ Jesus loves us so much! This is of the love of the truth received by His body of believers, His church. We must receive the love of His truth to be saved and not perish as taught in 2 Thessalonians Chp 2. Ephesians 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: 30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.