Ephesians 5:28

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

Read Ephesians 5:28 Using Other Translations

So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself.

What does Ephesians 5:28 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ephesians 5:28

So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies
It is a common saying with the Jews, that a man's wife is (wpwgk) , "as his own body" F18; and it is one of the precepts of their wise men, that a man should honour his wife more than his body, (wpwgk hbhaw) , and "love her as his body" F19; for as they also say, they are but one body F20; the apostle seems to speak in the language of his countrymen; however, his doctrine and theirs agree in this point: wherefore

he that loveth his wife loveth himself;
because she is one body and flesh with him.


FOOTNOTES:

F18 T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 24. 1. & Becorot, fol. 35. 2. Maimon. Hilchot Becorot, c. 2. sect. 17. Tzeror Hammor, fol. 18. 2.
F19 T. Bab. Yebamot, fol. 62. 2. & Sanhedrin, fol. 76. 2. Derech Eretz, fol. 17. 4. Maimon Hilchot Ishot, c. 15. sect. 19.
F20 Tzeror Hammor, fol. 6. 3.
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