For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church,1 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 husbands2 in everything.
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Husbands, love your wives,3 just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her4
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to make her holy,5 cleansing her by the washing6 with water through the word,
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and to present her to himself7 as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.8
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In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives9 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.10
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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."11
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This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church.
However, each one of you also must love his wife12 as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
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