Bible: Eph 5:22-33
Exhortations to Households 1
5:22 Wives, submit 2 to your husbands as to the Lord, 5:23 because the husband is the head of the wife as also Christ is the head of the church – he himself being the savior of the body. 5:24 But as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. 5:25 Husbands, love your 3 wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her 5:26 to sanctify her by cleansing her 4 with the washing of the water by the word, 5:27 so that he 5 may present the church to himself as glorious – not having a stain or wrinkle, or any such blemish, but holy and blameless. 6 5:28 In the same way 7 husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 5:29 For no one has ever hated his own body 8 but he feeds it and takes care of it, just as Christ also does the church, 5:30 for we are members of his body. 9 5:31 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and will be joined to his wife, and the two will become 10 one flesh. 11 5:32 This mystery is great – but I am actually 12 speaking with reference to Christ and the church. 5:33 Nevertheless, 13 each one of you must also love his own wife as he loves himself, 14 and the wife must 15 respect 16 her husband.