Ephesians 5

Show verse 1 ToDo itemsHide verse 1 ToDo items1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
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T As a beloved child of God, seek to become an imitator of God your Father who is kind, compassionate and forgiving.
I Small children sometimes mimic their parents but as beloved children of God imitation is a necessity.
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Show verse 2 ToDo itemsHide verse 2 ToDo items2 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.
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T Live a life full of love, imitating God by loving others just as Jesus loved us. [v1-2] [See John 13:34]
T Remember that Jesus gave His life for us as an offering and a sacrifice which was pleasing to God.
T Remember that Jesus died in our place for our sins. [See Romans 5:8]
F Know that true love gives oneself for others. [See John 15:13]
T Offer fragrance to God by sacrificially living for others.
F Know that God had an eternal purpose for the life and death of Jesus.
C Know that God uses death with purpose for those impacted by it.
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Show verse 3 ToDo itemsHide verse 3 ToDo items3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
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T Do not compromise and give anyone any cause whatsoever to accuse you of sexual immorality, impurity, idolatry or greed.
T Do not commit illicit sexual intercourse such as adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, bestiality or incest.
T Do not become defiled through moral impurity or sinfulness.
T Do not commit idolatry; the desertion of the worship of the true God for the worship of idols.
T Do not become obsessed with the possession of worldly things or the accumulation of wealth.
F Know that neither sexual immorality, impurity, idolatry nor greed is to have any place whatsoever in the body of Christ.
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Show verse 4 ToDo itemsHide verse 4 ToDo items4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
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T Do not behave in a shameful or obscene manner.
T Do not speak in an obscene manner or participate in foolish talking or jokes in bad taste.
T Instead of speaking things that are not fitting, give thanks to God.
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Show verse 5 ToDo itemsHide verse 5 ToDo items5 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.
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W Know that there is not any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God for any immoral, impure or greedy person.
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Show verse 6 ToDo itemsHide verse 6 ToDo items6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
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T Let no one deceive you with vain words that all will go to heaven. [v5-6]
W Know that God’s anger will come upon the children of disobedience because of immorality, impurity and greed.
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Show verse 7 ToDo itemsHide verse 7 ToDo items7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
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T Do not participate in the ways of the children of disobedience.
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Show verse 8 ToDo itemsHide verse 8 ToDo items8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
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I Remember that you once walked in darkness without understanding but now, in Christ, you have the light of life.
T Walk as a child of God in the light of the knowledge of God.
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Show verse 9 ToDo itemsHide verse 9 ToDo items9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
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F Know that the evidence of the Holy Spirit in anyone is always goodness, righteousness and truth.
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Show verse 10 ToDo itemsHide verse 10 ToDo items10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
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T Walk in the light of God’s truth discerning and doing what is well pleasing to God. [v8-10]
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Show verse 11 ToDo itemsHide verse 11 ToDo items11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
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T Do not participate in works of darkness which are sinful and unprofitable but rather confront those who do and expose their shameful works convicting them of their fault.
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Show verse 12 ToDo itemsHide verse 12 ToDo items12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
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F Know that it is shameful even to talk about the things done privately and in secret by the children of disobedience.
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Show verse 13 ToDo itemsHide verse 13 ToDo items13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
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F Know that light confronts works of darkness exposing them for what they really are and convicting those who participate in them of their sin.
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Show verse 14 ToDo itemsHide verse 14 ToDo items14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
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F Know that God is saying to those who are spiritually dead to awake from their sleep and rise up from the dead so that Christ may shine the light of truth upon them and give them life. [See Romans 13:11-14]
P Know that only the light of Jesus will stop you stumbling in the darkness and show you the right way to go. [v8-14]
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Show verse 15 ToDo itemsHide verse 15 ToDo items15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
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T Do not live foolishly.
T Live wisely and walk surely.
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Show verse 16 ToDo itemsHide verse 16 ToDo items16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
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W Live carefully and use your time wisely to do good because the days in which we live are evil. [v15-16]
F Know that the days in which we live are evil and many obstacles lie in the path of our opportunities to do good.
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Show verse 17 ToDo itemsHide verse 17 ToDo items17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
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T Do not be unwise but instead understanding and doing God’s will.
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Show verse 18 ToDo itemsHide verse 18 ToDo items18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
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W Do not become drunk with alcohol which is the type of depraved behaviour exhibited by those who carelessly indulge to riotous excess and who cannot be saved.
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Show verse 19 ToDo itemsHide verse 19 ToDo items19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
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T Don’t seek satisfaction through temptations like alcohol but instead be fulfilled by the Holy Spirit, speaking and singing to yourself and making melody in your heart to the Lord. [v18-19]
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Show verse 20 ToDo itemsHide verse 20 ToDo items20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
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T Continually give thanks to your heavenly Father for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Show verse 21 ToDo itemsHide verse 21 ToDo items21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
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T Submit to one another in the fear of God.
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Show verse 22 ToDo itemsHide verse 22 ToDo items22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
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T Wives, submit to your own husbands as you would to the Lord.
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Show verse 23 ToDo itemsHide verse 23 ToDo items23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
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F Know that the husband is the head of the wife.
F Know that Jesus is the head of the Church.
P Know that Christ is the saviour of the body (the Church).
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Show verse 24 ToDo itemsHide verse 24 ToDo items24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
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T As the Church is subject to Christ, so let wives be to their own husbands in everything.
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Show verse 25 ToDo itemsHide verse 25 ToDo items25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
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T Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the Church and sacrificed Himself for it.
F Know that Jesus sacrificed Himself in death for the Church.
F Husbands, know that marriage is a sacrificial relationship.
F Know that a husband is to love his wife whether or not he is loved in return.
F The degree of the husband’s love for his wife is to match the degree of Christ’s sacrificial love for the Church.
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Show verse 26 ToDo itemsHide verse 26 ToDo items26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
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F Know that the Church is set apart exclusively and permanently for relationship with God.
F Know that Christ cleansed and removed sin from the Church so that it would be presentable for eternity with God.
F Know that the preaching of the Word of God is a cleansing and saving agent in the Church.
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Show verse 27 ToDo itemsHide verse 27 ToDo items27 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.
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F Know that the sacrifice of Jesus was so that He might sanctify His Church, having cleansed it with the purifying preaching of God’s Word, so that He might present it to Himself as a glorious Church that is holy and blameless in His sight. [v25-27]
F Know that the Church is set apart by God for God.
F Know that the cleansed Church is blameless in the sight of God.
F Know that one day the Lord Jesus Christ will present the Church to Himself at the marriage supper of the Lamb in all splendor. [See Revelation 21:7-9]
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Show verse 28 ToDo itemsHide verse 28 ToDo items28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
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T Husbands, it is your duty to love your wife as you love your own body.
F Know that he who loves his wife loves himself.
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Show verse 29 ToDo itemsHide verse 29 ToDo items29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
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F Know that no man ever hated his own flesh but rather nourishes and cherishes it, just as Jesus does the Church.
P Know that the Church is nourished and cherished by Jesus.
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Show verse 30 ToDo itemsHide verse 30 ToDo items30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
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T Remember that you are a member of the body of Christ (the Church).
T Remember that you are part of the very flesh and bones of Jesus.
P Know that because you are a member of the body of Christ, you are nourished and cherished by Jesus. [v29-30]
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Show verse 31 ToDo itemsHide verse 31 ToDo items31 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.
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F Know that when a man leaves his father and mother and gets married, that husband and wife become one flesh. [See Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:7-8]
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Show verse 32 ToDo itemsHide verse 32 ToDo items32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
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F Know that Jesus left His Father and mother so that He could be joined to His Church as one flesh. [v31-32]
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Show verse 33 ToDo itemsHide verse 33 ToDo items33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
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T Husbands, love your own wife as yourself.
F Know that love is the highest responsibility of every husband to his wife. No husband is exempt from this.
T Wives, revere and honour your husband.
F Know that respect and honour are the highest responsibility of every wife to her husband. No wife is exempt from this.
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