Ephesians 5:19-29 (New American Standard)

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19 1speaking to aone another in 2psalms and 3hymns and spiritual 4songs, 5singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord ; 20 6always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to b7God, even the Father ; 21 c8and be subject to one another in the d9fear of Christ.

Marriage Like Christ and the Church

22 10Wives, 11be subject to your own husbands, 12as to the Lord. 23 For 13the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the 14head of the church, He Himself 15being the Savior of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything. 25 16Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and 17gave Himself up for her, 26 18so that He might sanctify her, having 19cleansed her by the 20washing of water with 21the word, 27 that He might 22present to Himself the church ein all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing ; but that she would be 23holy and blameless. 28 So husbands ought also to 24love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself ; 29 for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,
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