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Ephesians 5:20-30 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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20 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, always give thanks for everything to God the Father. 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
21 Submit yourselves to one another because of your reverence for Christ. 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands as to the Lord. 22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.
23 For a husband has authority over his wife just as Christ has authority over the church; and Christ is himself the Savior of the church, his body. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
24 And so wives must submit themselves completely to their husbands just as the church submits itself to Christ. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
26 He did this to dedicate the church to God by his word, after making it clean by washing it in water, 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
27 in order to present the church to himself in all its beauty - pure and faultless, without spot or wrinkle or any other imperfection. 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
28 Men ought to love their wives just as they love their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
29 (None of us ever hate our own bodies. Instead, we feed them, and take care of them, just as Christ does the church; 29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church--
30 for we are members of his body.) 30 for we are members of his body.