Ephesians 5:24-33 (New International Version)

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24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands1 in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives,2 just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her3 26 to make her holy,4 cleansinga her by the washing5 with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself6 as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.7 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives8 as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church-- 30 for we are members of his body.9 31 "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."b10 32 This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife11 as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
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