and to present her to himself1 as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.2
References for Ephesians 5:27
In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives3 as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
References for Ephesians 5:28
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.4
References for Ephesians 5:30
"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."5
References for Ephesians 5:31
This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church.