Coverdale(i) 1 Be ye the folowers therfore of God as deare children, 2 and walke in loue, euen as Christ loued vs, and gaue him selfe for vs an offerynge and sacrifice of a swete sauoure vnto God. 3 As for whordome and all vnclennes, or couetousnes, let it not be named amoge you, as it becommeth sayntes: 4 nether fylthines, ner folish talkynge, ner ieastynge (which are not comly) but rather geuynge of thakes. 5 For be sure, that no whore monger, or vncleane person, or couetous person (which is a worshipper off ymages) hath inheritaunce in the kyngdome of Christ and of God. 6 (Let no man disceaue you with vayne wordes) for because of these commeth the wrath of God vpon the children of vnbeleue. 7 Be not ye therfore companions with them. 8 For sometyme ye were darknesse, but now are ye lighte in the LORDE. Walke as the children of lighte. 9 (For the frute of the sprete is all maner of goodnes, and righteousnes and trueth:) 10 and prone what is pleasinge vnto the LORDE, 11 and haue no fellishippe with ye vnfrutefull workes of darknes, but rather rebuke the. 12 For it is shame euen to name those thinges, which are done of them in secrete. 13 But all thinges are manifest, whan they are rebuked of the lighte. For what so euer is manifest, that same is lighte. 14 Therfore sayeth he: Awake thou that slepest, and stonde vp fro the deed, and Christ shal geue the lighte. 15 Take hede therfore how ye walke circumspectly, not as the vnwyse, but as ye wyse, 16 and redeme the tyme, for it is a miserable tyme. 17 Wherfore be not ye vnwyse, but vnderstonde what the wil of the LORDE is, 18 and be not dronken with wyne, wherin is excesse: but be full of the sprete 19 and talke amoge youre selues of Psalmes, and ymnes, and spirituall songes, synginge and makynge melody vnto the LORDE in youre hertes 20 geuynge thankes alwayes for all thinges vnto God the father, in the name of oure LORDE Iesus Christ, 21 submyttinge youreselues one to another in the feare of God. 22 Let the wemen submytte them selues vnto their hussbandes, as vnto the LORDE. 23 For the hussbande is the wyues heade, eue as Christ also is the heade of the congregacion, and he is the Sauioure of his body. 24 Therfore as the congregacion is in subieccion to Christ, likewyse let the wyues be in subieccion to their hussbandes in all thinges. 25 Ye hussbandes loue youre wyues, euen as Christ loued the congregacion, and gaue himselfe for it, 26 to sanctifye it, and clensed it in the fountayne of water by the worde, 27 to make it vnto himselfe a glorious congregacion, hauynge no spot ner wrynkle, ner eny soch thinge, but that it shulde be holy and without blame. 28 So oughte men also to loue their wyues, euen as their awne bodyes. He that loueth his wife, loueth himselfe. 29 For no ma euer yet hated his awne flesshe, but norisheth and cherissheth it, euen as the LORDE doth also the congregacion. 30 For we are membres of his body, of his flesh and of his bones. 31 For this cause shal a man leaue father and mother, and cleue vnto his wife, and they two shal be one flesh: 32 This is a greate secrete: but I speake of Christ and the congregacion. 33 Neuertheles do ye so, that euery one of you loue his wife euen as himselfe: but let the wife feare hir hussbande.