Bible VersionsNIVEphesians 5:23; Ephesians 5:25; Ephesians 5:27; Ephesians 5:29
Ephesians 5:23; Ephesians 5:25; Ephesians 5:27; Ephesians 5:29 (New International Version)
For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church--
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