Efésios 5

1 Be therefore imitators of Aloha, as beloved children;

2 and walk in love, as the Meshiha also loved us, and delivered himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to Aloha of a fragrant smell.

3 BUT fornication and all uncleanness and covetousness, let them not be even heard among you, as it becometh the saints;

4 neither filthiness, nor words of folly, or of jeering, or fables, which are not necessary, but, instead of these, thanksgiving.

5 But this know, that any man who is a fornicator, or impure, or covetous, or an idolater, hath no inheritance in the kingdom of the Meshiha and of Aloha;

6 lest any man deceive you with vain words; for because of these cometh the anger of Aloha upon the sons of disobedience.

7 Be not, therefore, participators with them.

8 For you were before darkness, but now you are light in our Lord. As the sons of light, then, so walk.

9 For the fruits of the light are in all goodness and rectitude and truth.

10 And be discerning of that which is good before our Lord.

11 And have no communion with the works of darkness, which have no fruits, but reprove them.

12 For that which in secrecy they do it is execrable even to mention.

13 For every thing is exposed by the light, and is revealed, and whatever revealeth is light.

14 Wherefore it is said, Awake thou who sleepest, And arise from the dead, And the Meshiha shall enlighten thee.

15 See then that you walk vigilantly, not as fools,

16 but as the wise who redeem their opportunity, because the days are evil.

17 On account of this, be not wanting in mind, but understand what is the will of Aloha.

18 And be not drunk with wine, in which is intemperance, but be filled with the Spirit.

19 And discourse with yourselves with psalms and with hymns and with songs of the Spirit, singing with your hearts unto the Lord.

20 And give thanks always on behalf of every man in the name of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha unto Aloha the Father.

21 And be subject one to another in the love of the Meshiha.

22 WIVES, be subject to your husbands as to our Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as the Meshiha is the head of the church, and he himself is the Saviour of the body.

24 But as the church is subject to Meshiha, so also (should) wives be unto their husbands in every thing.

25 Husbands, love your wives, as also the Meshiha loved his church, and gave himself for her,

26 that he might sanctify her and purify her in the laver of waters and by the word,

27 and that he might constitute her a church unto himself, being glorified, and not having blemish or wrinkle or any thing like these; but to be holy and spotless.

28 So it becometh husbands to love their wives, as their own bodies. For he who his wife loveth, himself he loveth.

29 For no man ever hated his own body, but nourisheth it, and taketh care of it; so also the Meshiha (taketh care) of the church.

30 For we are members of his body, and of his flesh are we, and of his bones.

31 Because of this a man leaveth his father and his mother, and cleaveth unto his wife, and they two become one flesh.

32 This mystery is great; but I speak of the Meshiha and of his church.

33 Nevertheless let every one of you so love his wife as his own self; but let the wife reverence her husband.