New International Version
26 to make her holy,(A) cleansing[a] her by the washing(B) with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself(C) as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.(D)
- Ephesians 5:26 Or having cleansed
New King James Version
26 that He might [a]sanctify and cleanse her (A)with the washing of water (B)by the word, 27 (C)that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, (D)not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.Read full chapter
- Ephesians 5:26 set it apart
New American Standard Bible
26 (A)so that He might sanctify her, having (B)cleansed her by the (C)washing of water with (D)the word, 27 that He might (E)present to Himself the church [a]in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be (F)holy and blameless.Read full chapter
- Ephesians 5:27 Lit glorious
26 so that He might sanctify the church, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word [of God], 27 so that [in turn] He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy [set apart for God] and blameless.Read full chapter
25-28 Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church—a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, dressing her in dazzling white silk, radiant with holiness. And that is how husbands ought to love their wives. They’re really doing themselves a favor—since they’re already “one” in marriage.Read full chapter
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