Ephesians 5:21-28

Instructions for Christian Households

21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.
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 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
26 to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word,
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 this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

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Cross References 12

  • 1. Galatians 5:13; 1 Peter 5:5
  • 2. Genesis 3:16; 1 Corinthians 14:34; Colossians 3:18; 1 Timothy 2:12; Titus 2:5; 1Pe 3:1,5,6
  • 3. Ephesians 6:5
  • 4. 1 Corinthians 11:3; S Ephesians 1:22
  • 5. S ver 22
  • 6. ver 28,33; Colossians 3:19
  • 7. S ver 2
  • 8. John 17:19; Hebrews 2:11; Hebrews 10:10,14; Hebrews 13:12
  • 9. S Acts 22:16
  • 10. S 2 Corinthians 4:14
  • 11. Ephesians 1:4; Colossians 1:22
  • 12. ver 25

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