because the husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ [is] head of the assembly, and he is saviour of the body,
but even as the assembly is subject to Christ, so also [are] the wives to their own husbands in everything.
The husbands! love your own wives, as also the Christ did love the assembly, and did give himself for it,
that he might sanctify it, having cleansed [it] with the bathing of the water in the saying,
that he might present it to himself the assembly in glory, not having spot or wrinkle, or any of such things, but that it may be holy and unblemished;
so ought the husbands to love their own wives as their own bodies: he who is loving his own wife -- himself he doth love;
for no one ever his own flesh did hate, but doth nourish and cherish it, as also the Lord -- the assembly,
because members we are of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones;
`for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and they shall be -- the two -- for one flesh;'
this secret is great, and I speak in regard to Christ and to the assembly;
but ye also, every one in particular -- let each his own wife so love as himself, and the wife -- that she may reverence the husband.