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

  • Corlis Ferguson
    When praying for a word to give you the Lord laid Ephesians 5 on my heart. When I read it I began to pick out certain scriptures and the Lord would whisper "No, I said Ephesians 5" So I believe the Lord wants you to read the whole chapter. I love you, Randy......always will.
  • Gregory Washington
    It's. just what l needed
  • Thelma Denson
    I enjoy reading the chapter letting us no that you can't live any kind of way if you are serving God.
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    We should always live the way that God wants us to live
  • Wayne
    Shun the very appearance of evil. Always look the other way. Praise The Lord, the power is in Christ Jesus!!! Look up, lift up your heads, our Redemption draweth nigh!
  • 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.