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Ephesians 5:20-30 (New American Standard)

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20 1always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to a2God, even the Father; 21 b3and be subject to one another in the c4fear of Christ.

Marriage Like Christ and the Church

22 5Wives, 6be subject to your own husbands, 7as to the Lord. 23 For 8the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the 9head of the church, He Himself 10being 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 11Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and 12gave Himself up for her, 26 13so that He might sanctify her, having 14cleansed her by the 15washing of water with 16the word, 27 that He might 17present to Himself the church din all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be 18holy and blameless. 28 So husbands ought also to 19love 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, 30 because we are 20members of His 21body.
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