THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS
J. Deering, AncientPath.net
|1. The Visualized Text|
|2. Questions To Be Explored|
|4. Cross References|
THE VISUALIZED TEXT (conjunctions & prepositions, words not in original text in italics) (alternate text in purple)
be subject to your own husbands,
as to the Lord.
For the husband is the head of the wife,
as Christ also is the head of the church,
He Himself being the Savior of the body.
as the church is subject to Christ,
so also the wives
ought to be to their husbands
love your wives,
just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her;
that He might sanctify her,
having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, (Lit., the church glorious)
having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing;
but that she should be holy and blameless.
So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies.
He who loves his own wife loves himself;
for no one ever hated his own flesh,
but nourishes and cherishes it,
just as Christ also does the church,
because we are members of His body.
FOR THIS CAUSE A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, AND SHALL CLEAVE TO HIS WIFE; AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.
This mystery is great;
I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.
let each individual among you also love his own wife even as himself; and
let the wife see to it that she respect (Lit., fear) her husband.
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