Ephesians 5:17-33 World English Bible

17  Therefore don’t be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18  Don’t be drunken with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, 19  speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; singing, and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20  giving thanks always concerning 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 subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23  For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body. 24  But as the assembly is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their own husbands in everything. 25  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, 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 assembly to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28  Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself. 29  For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly; 30  because we are members of his body, of his flesh and bones. 31  “For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will be joined to his wife. The two will become one flesh.” [1] 32  This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Christ and of the assembly. 33  Nevertheless each of you must also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she respects her husband.


Footnotes

[1] 5:31 Genesis 2:24

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