Bible: Ephesians 5:21-33

5:21 and submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. 1 

Exhortations to Households 2 

5:22 Wives, submit 3  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 4  wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her 5:26 to sanctify her by cleansing her 5  with the washing of the water by the word, 5:27 so that he 6  may present the church to himself as glorious – not having a stain or wrinkle, or any such blemish, but holy and blameless. 7  5:28 In the same way 8  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 9  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. 10  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 11  one flesh. 12  5:32 This mystery is great – but I am actually 13  speaking with reference to Christ and the church. 5:33 Nevertheless, 14  each one of you must also love his own wife as he loves himself, 15  and the wife must 16  respect 17  her husband.

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