For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church,1 his body, of which he is the Savior.
Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands2 in everything.
Husbands, love your wives,3 just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her426
to make her holy,5 cleansinga her by the washing6 with water through the word,
and to present her to himself7 as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.8