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.
2. Between Children and Parents
1 1aChildren, obey your parents 2bin the Lord, for this is 3right.
2 1a"Honor your father and mother,'' which is the 2first commandment with a promise,
3 a"That it may be 1well with you and that you may 1live long on the earth.''
4 And fathers, do not 1provoke your children to anger, but anurture them in the discipline and 2admonition of the Lord.
3. Between Slaves and Masters
5 1aSlaves, 2be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh with 3bfear and trembling, in 4csingleness of your heart, 5das to Christ;
6 Not with eye-service as amen-pleasers but 1as bslaves of Christ, doing the cwill of God from the dsoul;
7 With good will aserving as slaves, 1bas serving the Lord and not men;
8 Knowing that whatever good thing each one does, 1this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a aslave or a free man.
9 And masters, do the same things toward them, 1agiving up your threatening, knowing that both their Master and yours is in the heavens, and there is bno respect of persons with Him.