Bible: Ephesians 5:22-6:4

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.

6:1 Children, 17  obey your parents in the Lord 18  for this is right. 6:2 Honor your father and mother, 19  which is the first commandment accompanied by a promise, namely, 6:3 that it may go 20  well with you and that you will live 21  a long time on the earth.” 22 

6:4 Fathers, 23  do not provoke your children to anger, 24  but raise them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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