Ephesians 5:20-30 ESV

20 1giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father 2in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

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21 3submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

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Wives and Husbands

22 4Wives, 5submit to your own husbands, 6as to the Lord.

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      23 For 7the husband is the head of the wife even as 8Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is 9himself its Savior.

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      24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit 10in everything to their husbands.

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      25 11Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and 12gave himself up for her,

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          26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by 13the washing of water 14with the word,

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          27 so 15that he might present the church to himself in splendor, 16without 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 17husbands 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,
                  30 because 18we are members of his body.

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