Ephesians 5:25-29 NIV

25 Husbands, love your wives,1 just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her2

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      26 to make her holy,3 cleansinga her by the washing4 with water through the word,

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        • b 5:26 - Or "having cleansed"
          27 and to present her to himself5 as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.6

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          28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives7 as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

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              29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church--