Instructions for Christian Living (continued)
5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear
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.
5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness,
let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting,
which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean
person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any
inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of
these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of
5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in
the Lord: walk as children of light:
5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and
righteousness and truth;)
5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of
darkness, but rather reprove them.
5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which
are done of them in secret.
5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by
the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and
arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but
5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the
will of the Lord is.
5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be
filled with the Spirit;
5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to
5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the
Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of
5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as
unto the Lord.
5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as
Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of
5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let
the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved
the church, and gave himself for it;
5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing
of water by the word,
5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church,
not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it
should be holy and without blemish.
5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies.
He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but
nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of
5:31 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.
5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ
and the church.
5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so
love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she
reverence her husband.