225Wives, 6be subject to your ownhusbands, 7as to the Lord.
For 8the husband is the head of the wife, as Christalso is the 9head of the church, He Himself10being the Savior of the body.
But as the church is subject to Christ, soalso the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.
2511Husbands, love your wives, just as Christalsoloved the church and 12gaveHimself up for her,
2613so that He might sanctify her, having 14cleansed her by the 15washing of water with 16the word,
that He might 17present to Himself the churchdin all her glory, havingnospotorwrinkleoranysuchthing ; but that she would be 18holy and blameless.
28Sohusbandsoughtalso to 19love their ownwives as their ownbodies. He who loves his ownwifeloveshimself ;
for nooneeverhated his ownflesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christalso does the church,
30because we are 20members of His 21body.