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Thursday, June 13th, 2024
the Week of Proper 5 / Ordinary 10
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Passage Lookup: Ephesians 5

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Ephesians 5:1
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(a)Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;
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Ephesians 5:2
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and (b)walk in love, just as Christ also (c)loved [a]you and (d)gave Himself up for us, an (e)offering and a sacrifice to God [b]as a (f)fragrant aroma.
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Ephesians 5:3
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But (g)immorality [c]or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among [d]saints;
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Ephesians 5:4
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and there must be no (h)filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which (i)are not fitting, but rather (j)giving of thanks.
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Ephesians 5:5
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For this you know with certainty, that (k)no [e]immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom (l)of Christ and God.
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Ephesians 5:6
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(m)Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things (n)the wrath of God comes upon (o)the sons of disobedience.
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Ephesians 5:7
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Therefore do not be (p)partakers with them;
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Ephesians 5:8
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for (q)you were formerly (r)darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as (s)children of Light
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Ephesians 5:9
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(for (t)the fruit of the Light consists in all (u)goodness and righteousness and truth),
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Ephesians 5:10
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[f](v)trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
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Ephesians 5:11
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(w)Do not participate in the unfruitful (x)deeds of (y)darkness, but instead even [g](z)expose them;
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Ephesians 5:12
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for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.
Ephesians 5:13
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But all things become visible (aa)when they are [h]exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.
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Ephesians 5:14
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For this reason [i]it says, "(ab)Awake, sleeper, And arise from (ac)the dead, And Christ (ad)will shine on you."
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Ephesians 5:15
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Therefore [j]be careful how you (ae)walk, not (af)as unwise men but as wise,
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Ephesians 5:16
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[k](ag)making the most of your time, because (ah)the days are evil.
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Ephesians 5:17
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So then do not be foolish, but (ai)understand what the will of the Lord is.
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Ephesians 5:18
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And (aj)do not get drunk with wine, [l]for that is (ak)dissipation, but be (al)filled with the Spirit,
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Ephesians 5:19
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(am)speaking to [m]one another in (an)psalms and (ao)hymns and spiritual (ap)songs, (aq)singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
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Ephesians 5:20
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(ar)always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to [n](as)God, even the Father;
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Ephesians 5:21
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[o](at)and be subject to one another in the [p](au)fear of Christ.
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Ephesians 5:22
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(av)Wives, (aw)be subject to your own husbands, (ax)as to the Lord.
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Ephesians 5:23
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For (ay)the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the (az)head of the church, He Himself (ba)being the Savior of the body.
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Ephesians 5:24
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But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.
Ephesians 5:25
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(bb)Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and (bc)gave Himself up for her,
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Ephesians 5:26
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(bd)so that He might sanctify her, having (be)cleansed her by the (bf)washing of water with (bg)the word,
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Ephesians 5:27
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that He might (bh)present to Himself the church [q]in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be (bi)holy and blameless.
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Ephesians 5:28
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So husbands ought also to (bj)love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself;
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Ephesians 5:29
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for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,
Ephesians 5:30
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because we are (bk)members of His (bl)body.
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Ephesians 5:31
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(bm) For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh .
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Ephesians 5:32
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This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.
Ephesians 5:33
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Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to (bn)love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she [r](bo)respects her husband.
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