Ephesians 5:1-16 Darby’s Translation

Walk as Children of Light

5 1  Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children, 2  and walk in love, even as the Christ loved us, and delivered himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.

3  But fornication and all uncleanness or unbridled lust, let it not be even named among you, as it becomes saints; 4  and filthiness and foolish talking, or jesting, which are not convenient; but rather thanksgiving. 5  For this ye are [well] informed of, knowing that no fornicator, or unclean person, or person of unbridled lust, who is an idolater, has inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and God. 6  Let no one deceive you with vain words, for on account of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7  Be not ye therefore fellow-partakers with them; 8  for ye were once darkness, but now light in [the] Lord; walk as children of light, 9  (for the fruit of the light [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth,) 10  proving what is agreeable to the Lord; 11  and do not have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather also reprove [them], 12  for the things that are done by them in secret it is shameful even to say. 13  But all things having their true character exposed by the light are made manifest; for that which makes everything manifest is light. 14  Wherefore he says, Wake up, [thou] that sleepest, and arise up from among the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee. 15  See therefore how ye walk carefully, not as unwise but as wise, 16  redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

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