Ephesians 5:17-33 American Standard Version

17  Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18  And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit; 19  speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20  giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;

21  subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.

Be Subject to One Another

22  Wives, [be in subjection] unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23  For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the church, [being] himself the saviour of the body. 24  But as the church is subject to Christ, so [let] the wives also [be] to their husbands in everything. 25  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it; 26  that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, 27  that he might present the church to himself a glorious [church], not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28  Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself: 29  for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church; 30  because we are members of his body. 31  For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh. 32  This mystery is great: but I speak in regard of Christ and of the church. 33  Nevertheless do ye also severally love each one his own wife even as himself; and [let] the wife [see] that she fear her husband.

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