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Ephesians 5:1-33

1Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children 2and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

3But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 4Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. 5For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.5:5 Or kingdom of the Messiah and God 6Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. 7Therefore do not be partners with them.

8For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10and find out what pleases the Lord. 11Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. 14This is why it is said:

“Wake up, sleeper,

rise from the dead,

and Christ will shine on you.”

15Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Instructions for Christian Households

21Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

22Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

25Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26to make her holy, cleansing5:26 Or having cleansed her by the washing with water through the word, 27and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30for we are members of his body. 31“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”5:31 Gen. 2:24 32This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Abaefeso 5:1-33

Okubeera mu Musana

1Mufubenga okufaanana Katonda kubanga muli baana ba Katonda abaagalwa. 25:2 a Bag 1:4 b 2Ko 2:15Mwagalanenga nga Kristo bwe yatwagala ne yeewaayo ku lwaffe n’afuuka ekiweebwayo era ssaddaaka eri Katonda, eyakawoowo akalungi.

35:3 Bak 3:5Nga bwe muli abantu ba Katonda abatukuvu, obwenzi, n’obugwagwa bwonna, n’omululu bireme okuwulirwa mu mmwe. 4Mwewale okwogera eby’ensonyi, n’eby’obusirusiru, n’okubalaata ebitasaana. Mwebazenga bwebaza Katonda. 55:5 a Bak 3:5 b 1Ko 6:9Mukimanye era mukitegeerere ddala nga buli mwenzi, oba omugwagwa, oba eyeegomba, aba asinza bakatonda abalala, talina mugabo mu bwakabaka bwa Kristo ne Katonda. 65:6 Bar 1:18Omuntu yenna tabalimbalimbanga n’ebigambo ebitaliimu. Katonda abonereza buli muntu yenna amujeemera. 7Noolwekyo temwegattanga n’abafaanana ng’abo.

85:8 a Bef 2:2 b Luk 16:8Edda mwali ng’abantu ab’ekizikiza, naye kaakano muli bantu ba musana mu Mukama waffe. Noolwekyo mutambulenga ng’abaana ab’omusana, 95:9 Bag 5:22ekitangaala kyammwe kirabisibwe. Mubale ebibala eby’omusana nga mweyisa bulungi, nga mubeera abeesimbu era ab’amazima, 10nga munoonya ekyo ekisanyusa Mukama waffe. 11Temwenyigiranga mu bikolwa bya kizikiza kubanga tebigasa, wabula munenyenga ababikola. 12Kubanga kya nsonyi n’okubyogerako ebyo abajeemu bye bakolera mu kyama. 135:13 Yk 3:20, 21Byonna bwe biryatuukirizibwa mu kitangaala, birirabikira ddala nga bwe biri. 145:14 a Bar 13:11 b Yk 5:25 c Is 60:1Ekitangaala kirabisa buli kintu. Kyekiva kigambibwa nti,

“Zuukuka ggwe eyeebase,

Ozuukire mu bafu,

Kristo anaakwakira.”

15Mutunule nga mutambula n’obwegendereza, si ng’abatalina magezi wabula ng’abalina amagezi, 165:16 a Bak 4:5 b Bef 6:13nga temwonoona biseera kubanga ennaku zino mbi. 175:17 Bar 12:2; 1Bs 4:3Temubanga basirusiru, naye mutegeere Mukama waffe ky’ayagala. 185:18 a Nge 20:1 b Luk 1:15Ate temutamiiranga, kubanga mujja kweyonoona, wabula Omwoyo ajjulenga mu bulamu bwammwe. 195:19 Bik 16:25; Bak 3:16Bwe mukuŋŋananga muzimbaganenga mu Zabbuli ne mu nnyimba, ne mu nnyimba ez’Omwoyo nga muyimbira Mukama era nga mumuyimusiza amaloboozi mu mutima gwammwe. 205:20 Zab 34:1Bulijjo mwebazenga Katonda Kitaffe olwa byonna, mu linnya lya Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo.

Abakazi ne ba bbaabwe

215:21 Bag 5:13Mutyenga Kristo, nga muwuliragananga.

225:22 a Lub 3:16 b Bef 6:5Abakazi, muwulirenga babbammwe nga bwe muwulira Mukama waffe. 235:23 1Ko 11:3; Bef 1:22Omusajja gwe mutwe gw’omukazi, nga Kristo bw’ali omutwe gw’Ekkanisa. Ekkanisa gwe mubiri gwa Kristo, era ye yennyini ye Mulokozi waagwo. 24Kale ng’Ekkanisa bw’ewulira Kristo, n’abakazi bwe batyo bwe basaana okuwuliranga ba bbaabwe mu byonna.

255:25 a Bak 3:19 b nny 2Nammwe abaami mwagalenga bakyala bammwe nga Kristo bwe yayagala Ekkanisa ne yeewaayo ku lwayo. 265:26 Bik 22:16Yaginaaza n’amazzi, n’agitukuza n’ekigambo kye, 275:27 Bef 1:4; Bak 1:22alyoke yeefunire Ekkanisa ey’ekitiibwa, eteriiko bbala wadde akamogo oba ekintu kyonna ekikyamu, wabula ebeere entukuvu, etuukiridde. 285:28 nny 25N’abasajja bwe batyo bwe basaana okwagalanga bakazi baabwe, nga bwe baagala emibiri gyabwe gyennyini. Ayagala mukazi we yeeyagala yekka. 29Tewali n’omu yali akyaye omubiri gwe, wabula aguliisa era agujjanjaba nga Kristo bw’ajjanjaba Ekkanisa ye, 305:30 1Ko 12:27kubanga tuli bitundu bya mubiri gwe. 315:31 Lub 2:24; Mat 19:5; 1Ko 6:16“Kale omusajja kyanaavanga aleka kitaawe ne nnyina ne yeegatta ne mukazi we, ne bafuuka omuntu omu.” 32Ekyama kino kikulu, kyokka nze ndowooza nti kyogera ku Kristo n’Ekkanisa ye. 335:33 nny 25Kale, nammwe buli musajja ayagalenga mukazi we nga bwe yeeyagala yennyini, era n’omukazi assengamu bba ekitiibwa.