24 [a]Therefore as the Church is in subjection to Christ, even so let the wives be to their husbands in everything.
25 ¶ [b]Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the Church, and gave himself for it,
26 [c]That he might [d]sanctify it, and cleanse it by the washing of water through the [e]word,
Ephesians 5:24The conclusion of the wives’ duty towards their husbands.
Ephesians 5:25The husbands’ duty towards their wives, is to love them as themselves, of which love, the love of Christ toward his Church is a lively pattern.
Ephesians 5:26Because many men pretend the infirmities of their wives to excuse their own hardness and cruelty, the Apostle willeth us to mark what manner of Church Christ gat, when he joined it to himself, and how he doth not only not loathe all her filth and uncleanness, but ceaseth not to wipe the same away with his cleanness, until he have wholly purged it.
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