25 (A)Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and (B)gave Himself up for her, 26 (C)so that He might sanctify her, having (D)cleansed her by the (E)washing of water with (F)the word, 27 that He might (G)present to Himself the church [a]in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be (H)holy and blameless. 28 So husbands ought also to (I)love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; 29 for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,

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  1. Ephesians 5:27 Lit glorious

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