Wives and Husbands

22 Wives, submita b to your own husbands as to the Lord,
References for Ephesians 5:22
    • h 5:22 - Other mss omit submit
    • i 5:22 - Gn 3:16; 1 Co 11:3,7-9,11-12; Col 3:18; Ti 2:4-5; 1 Pt 3:1-6
      23 for the husband is head of the wife as also Christ is head of the church. He is the Savior of the body.
      24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so wives should [submit] to their husbands in everything.
      25 Husbands, love your wives,c just as also Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her,
      References for Ephesians 5:25
        • j 5:25 - Col 3:19; 1 Pt 3:7
          26 to make her holy, cleansingd her in the washing of water by the word.
          References for Ephesians 5:26
            • k 5:26 - Or having cleansed
              27 He did this to present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and blameless.
              28 In the same way, husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
              29 For no one ever hates his own flesh, but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church,
              30 since we are members of His body.e
              References for Ephesians 5:30
                • l 5:30 - Other mss add and of His flesh and of His bones
                  31 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. f
                  References for Ephesians 5:31
                      32 This mystery is profound, but I am talking about Christ and the church.
                      33 To sum up, each one of you is to love his wife as himself, and the wife is to respect her husband.