Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit 1in everything to their husbands.
252Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and 3gave himself up for her,
that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by 4the washing of water 5with the word,
so 6that he might present the church to himself in splendor, 7without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.a28
In the same way 8husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,
because 9we are members of his body.
3110"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and 11the two shall become one flesh."
This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.
However, 12let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she 13respects her husband.