25 Husbands, love your wives,(A) just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her(B) 26 to make her holy,(C) cleansing[a] her by the washing(D) with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself(E) as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.(F) 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives(G) as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

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  1. Ephesians 5:26 Or having cleansed