The New Testament
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Ephesians 5:22Ephesians 5:33

C. The Living Needed in Ethical Relationships

1. Between Wife and Husband

22 1aWives, be bsubject 2to your 3own husbands as to the Lord;

(A Type of the Church and Christ

23 For a husband is 1ahead of the wife as also Christ is bHead of the church, He Himself being the 2Savior of the Body.

24 1But as the church is subject to Christ, so also let the wives be subject to their husbands in 2everything.

25 Husbands, 1alove your wives even 2as Christ also bloved the church and gave Himself up for her

26 That He might 1asanctify her, cleansing her by the 2bwashing of the 3water in the 4cword,

27 That He might 1apresent the 2bchurch to Himself 3glorious, not having 4spot or wrinkle or any such things, but that she would be 5choly and dwithout blemish.

28 In the same way the husbands also ought to alove their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his own wife loves himself.

29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but 1anourishes and bcherishes it, even as Christ also the church,

30 Because we are amembers of His bBody.

31 aFor this cause a man shall 1leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall be 2bone flesh.

32 This amystery is great, but I speak with regard to 1Christ band the church.

33 Nevertheless you also, each one of you, in the same way alove 1your own wife as yourself; and the wife should 2bfear her husband.