Ephesians 5:27

That he might present (ina parasthsh). Final clause with ina and first aorist active subjunctive of paristhmi (see Colossians 1:22 for parallel) as in 2 Corinthians 11:2 of presenting the bride to the bridegroom. Note both auto (himself) and eautwi (to himself). Glorious (endoxon). Used of splendid clothing in Luke 7:25 . Spot (spilo). Late word, in N.T. only here and 2 Peter 2:13 , but spilow, to defile in James 3:6 ; Jude 1:23 . Wrinkle (rutida). Old word from ruw, to contract, only here in N.T. But that it should be holy and without blemish (all ina h agia kai amwmo). Christ's goal for the church, his bride and his body, both negative purity and positive.