so 1that he might present the church to himself in splendor, 2without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.a28
In the same way 3husbands 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 4we are members of his body.
315"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and 6the two shall become one flesh."
This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.
However, 7let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she 8respects her husband.