Wives, submit to your husbands1 as to the Lord.2
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For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church,3 his body, of which he is the Savior.
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Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands4 in everything.
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Husbands, love your wives,5 just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her6
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to make her holy,7 cleansing her by the washing8 with water through the word,
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and to present her to himself9 as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.10
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In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives11 as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
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After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church--
for we are members of his body.12
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"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."13
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This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church.