Wives and Husbands22 aWives bsubmit to your own husbands cas to the Lord. 23For dthe husband is the head of the wife even as eChrist is the head of the church, his body, and is fhimself its Savior. 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit gin everything to their husbands. 25 hHusbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and igave himself up for her, 26that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by jthe washing of water kwith the word, 27so lthat he might present the church to himself in splendor, mwithout spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. ▼
▼Or holy and blameless28In the same way ohusbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30because pwe are members of his body. 31 q“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and rthe two shall become one flesh.” 32This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.
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