Always and for everything let your thanks to God the Father be presented in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
and submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Married women, submit to your own husbands as if to the Lord;
because a husband is the Head of his wife as Christ also is the Head of the Church, being indeed the Saviour of this His Body.
And just as the Church submits to Christ, so also married women should be entirely submissive to their husbands.
Married men, love your wives, as Christ also loved the Church and gave Himself up to death for her;
in order to make her holy, cleansing her with the baptismal water by the word,
that He might present the Church to Himself a glorious bride, without spot or wrinkle or any other defect, but to be holy and unblemished.
So too married men ought to love their wives as much as they love themselves. He who loves his wife loves himself.
For never yet has a man hated his own body. On the contrary he feeds and cherishes it, just as Christ feeds and cherishes the Church;
because we are, as it were, parts of His Body.