4 Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant
5 or rude, it does not seek its own, it is not provoked, it keeps no record of wrongs,
6 it does not rejoice in evil, but rejoices with the truth.
7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.«
Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.«
For you are all sons of God, through faith in Christ Jesus.
For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all.
So husbands ought also to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
Be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
»For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.«
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
25 Therefore, laying aside falsehood, each one of you must speak truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.
26 Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
27 and do not give the devil an opportunity.
28 He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but rather must labor, doing useful work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with those in need.
29 Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building others up according to the need of the moment, that it may impart grace to those who hear.
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
32 Be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for God will judge the immoral and adulterous.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.