For 1the husband is the head of the wife, as Christalso is the 2head of the church, He Himself3being the Savior of the body.
But as the church is subject to Christ, soalso the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.
254Husbands, love your wives, just as Christalsoloved the church and 5gaveHimself up for her,
266so that He might sanctify her, having 7cleansed her by the 8washing of water with 9the word,
that He might 10present to Himself the churchain all her glory, havingnospotorwrinkleoranysuchthing; but that she would be 11holy and blameless.
28Sohusbandsoughtalso to 12love 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 13members of His 14body.
3115FOR THISREASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOMEONEFLESH.
32Thismystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.
33Nevertheless, eachindividual among you also is to 16love his ownwife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she b17respects her husband.