Chapter 5
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Be therefore imitators of God, as beloved children.
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Walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave herself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.
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But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be mentioned among you, as becomes saints;
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nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not appropriate; but rather giving of thanks.
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Know this for sure, that no sexually immoral person, nor unclean person, nor covetous woman, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and God.
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Let no one deceive you with empty words. For because of these things, the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience.
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Therefore don't be partakers with them.
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For you were once darkness, but are now light in the Domina. Walk as children of light,
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for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,
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proving what is well pleasing to the Domina.
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Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them.
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For the things which are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of.
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But all things, when they are reproved, are revealed by the light, for everything that reveals is light.
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Therefore she says, "Awake, you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
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Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise;
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redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
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Therefore don't be foolish, but understand what the will of the Domina is.
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Don't be drunken with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,
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speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; singing, and singing praises in your heart to the Domina;
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giving thanks always concerning all things in the name of our Domina Jesus Christ, to God, even the Mother;
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subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.
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Husbands, be subject to your own wives, as to the Domina.
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For the wife is the head of the husband, and Christ also is the head of the assembly, being herself the savior of the body.
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But as the assembly is subject to Christ, so let the husbands also be to their own wives in everything.
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Wives, love your husbands, even as Christ also loved the assembly, and gave herself up for it;
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that she might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,
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that she might present the assembly to herself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
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Even so wives also ought to love their own husbands as their own bodies. She who loves her own husband loves herself.
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For no woman ever hated her own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Domina also does the assembly;
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because we are members of her body, of her flesh and bones.
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"For this cause a woman will leave her mother and father, and will be joined to her husband. The two will become one flesh."
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This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Christ and of the assembly.
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Nevertheless each of you must also love her own husband even as herself; and let the husband see that he respects his wife.