23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church,(A) his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands(B) in everything.

25 Husbands, love your wives,(C) just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her(D) 26 to make her holy,(E) cleansing[a] her by the washing(F) with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself(G) as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.(H) 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives(I) as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body.(J) 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”[b](K) 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 5:26 Or having cleansed
  2. Ephesians 5:31 Gen. 2:24

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