5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
5:1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.

5:2 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.
5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
5:3 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints;

5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5:4 neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.

5:5 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.
5:5 For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
5:7 Therefore do not be partakers with them.

5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
5:9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),

5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
5:10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.

5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].
5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.

5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
5:12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.

5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
5:13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.

5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
5:14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light."

5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
5:15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,

5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
5:16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is].
5:17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
5:18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit,

5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
5:19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,

5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
5:20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
5:21 submitting to one another in the fear of God.

5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
5:22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

5:23 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.
5:23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.

5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in every thing.
5:24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.

5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,

5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
5:26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,

5:27 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.
5:27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
5:28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.

5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
5:29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.

5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
5:30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.

5:31 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.
5:31 "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."

5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
5:32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband.
5:33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.