Ephesians 5:19-29 ESV

19 addressing one another in 1psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,

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20 2giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father 3in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

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21 4submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

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Wives and Husbands

22 5Wives, 6submit to your own husbands, 7as to the Lord.

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      23 For 8the husband is the head of the wife even as 9Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is 10himself its Savior.

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      24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit 11in everything to their husbands.

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      25 12Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and 13gave himself up for her,

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          26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by 14the washing of water 15with the word,

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          27 so 16that he might present the church to himself in splendor, 17without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.a

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            • s 5:27 - Or holy and blameless
              28 In the same way 18husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

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                • 301 5:28 - ver. 25, 33
                  29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,