Ephesians 5:22-33 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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22 Wives, follow the lead of your husbands as you follow the Lord. 22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.
23 The husband is the head of the wife, just as Christ is the head of the church. The church is Christ's body. He is its Savior. 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 The church follows the lead of Christ. In the same way, wives should follow the lead of their husbands in everything. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives. Love them just as Christ loved the church. He gave himself up for her. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
26 He did it to make her holy. He made her clean by washing her with water and the word. 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
27 He did it to bring her to himself as a brightly shining church. He wants a church that has no stain or wrinkle or any other flaw. He wants a church that is holy and without blame. 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
28 In the same way, husbands should love their wives. They should love them as they love their own bodies. Any 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 After all, people have never hated their own bodies. Instead, they feed and care for their bodies. And that is what Christ does for 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 We are parts of his body. 30 for we are members of his body.
31 Scripture says, "That's why a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife. The two will become one."#1(Genesis 2:24)#2 31 "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."
32 That is a deep mystery. But I'm talking about Christ and the church. 32 This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church.
33 A husband also must love his wife. He must love her just as he loves himself. And a wife must respect her husband. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.