Ephesians 5:28
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New International Version
In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

New Living Translation
In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself.

English Standard Version
In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

New American Standard Bible
So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself;

King James Bible
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the same way, husbands are to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

International Standard Version
In the same way, husbands must love their wives as they love their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself.

NET Bible
In the same way husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In this way men ought to love their wives as their bodies. Whoever loves his wife loves himself.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So husbands must love their wives as they love their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So ought husbands to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself.

King James 2000 Bible
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself.

American King James Version
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself.

American Standard Version
Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself:

Douay-Rheims Bible
So also ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife, loveth himself.

Darby Bible Translation
So ought men also to love their own wives as their own bodies: he that loves his own wife loves himself.

English Revised Version
Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself:

Webster's Bible Translation
So ought men to love their wives, as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife, loveth himself.

Weymouth New Testament
So too married men ought to love their wives as much as they love themselves. He who loves his wife loves himself.

World English Bible
Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.

Young's Literal Translation
so ought the husbands to love their own wives as their own bodies: he who is loving his own wife -- himself he doth love;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:22-33 The duty of wives is, submission to their husbands in the Lord, which includes honouring and obeying them, from a principle of love to them. The duty of husbands is to love their wives. The love of Christ to the church is an example, which is sincere, pure, and constant, notwithstanding her failures. Christ gave himself for the church, that he might sanctify it in this world, and glorify it in the next, that he might bestow on all his members a principle of holiness, and deliver them from the guilt, the pollution, and the dominion of sin, by those influences of the Holy Spirit, of which baptismal water was the outward sign. The church and believers will not be without spot or wrinkle till they come to glory. But those only who are sanctified now, shall be glorified hereafter. The words of Adam, mentioned by the apostle, are spoken literally of marriage; but they have also a hidden sense in them, relating to the union between Christ and his church. It was a kind of type, as having resemblance. There will be failures and defects on both sides, in the present state of human nature, yet this does not alter the relation. All the duties of marriage are included in unity and love. And while we adore and rejoice in the condescending love of Christ, let husbands and wives learn hence their duties to each other. Thus the worst evils would be prevented, and many painful effects would be avoided.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 28. - Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. A new illustration is introduced here to throw light on the bearing of the husband to his wife, and the οὕτως seems to refer, not to what goes before, but to what follows (comp. in ver. 33). He that loveth his own wife loveth himself. His wife is part of himself, so that not to love her as himself is not only a sin against law, but a sin against nature.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies,.... It is a common saying with the Jews, that a man's wife is "as his own body" (r); and it is one of the precepts of their wise men, that a man should honour his wife more than his body, , and "love her as his body" (s); for as they also say, they are but one body (t); the apostle seems to speak in the language of his countrymen; however, his doctrine and theirs agree in this point: wherefore

he that loveth his wife loveth himself; because she is one body and flesh with him.

(r) T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 24. 1. & Becorot, fol. 35. 2. Maimon. Hilchot Becorot, c. 2. sect. 17. Tzeror Hammor, fol. 18. 2.((s) T. Bab. Yebamot, fol. 62. 2. & Sanhedrin, fol. 76. 2. Derech Eretz, fol. 17. 4. Maimon Hilchot Ishot, c. 15. sect. 19. (t) Tzeror Hammor, fol. 6. 3.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

28. Translate, "So ought husbands also (thus the oldest manuscripts read) to love their own (compare Note, see on [2372]Eph 5:22) wives as their own bodies."

He that loveth his wife loveth himself—So there is the same love and the same union of body between Christ and the Church (Eph 5:30, 32).

Ephesians 5:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
Wives and Husbands
27that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. 28So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; 29for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,…
Cross References
Genesis 2:23
The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,' for she was taken out of man."

Ephesians 5:25
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

Ephesians 5:29
After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church--

Ephesians 5:33
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

1 Peter 3:7
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
Treasury of Scripture

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