Submit to one another in fear of the Messiah.
Wives should submit to their husbands as they do to the Lord;
because the husband is head of the wife, just as the Messiah, as head of the Messianic Community, is himself the one who keeps the body safe.
Just as the Messianic Community submits to the Messiah, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
As for husbands, love your wives, just as the Messiah loved the Messianic Community, indeed, gave himself up on its behalf,
in order to set it apart for God, making it clean through immersion in the mikveh, so to speak,
in order to present the Messianic Community to himself as a bride to be proud of, without a spot, wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and without defect.
This is how husbands ought to love their wives - like their own bodies; for the man who loves his wife is loving himself.
Why, no one ever hated his own flesh! On the contrary, he feeds it well and takes care of it, just as the Messiah does the Messianic Community,
because we are parts of his Body.
"Therefore a man will leave his father and mother and remain with his wife, and the two will become one."f