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

New Living Translation
No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church.

English Standard Version
For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,

Berean Study Bible
Indeed, no one ever hated his own body, but he nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church.

Berean Literal Bible
For no one at any time hated his flesh. But he nourishes and cherishes it just as Christ also does the church.

New American Standard Bible
for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,

King James Bible
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For no one ever hates his own flesh but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church,

International Standard Version
For no one has ever hated his own body, but he nourishes and tenderly cares for it, as the Messiah does the church.

NET Bible
For no one has ever hated his own body but he feeds it and takes care of it, just as Christ also does the church,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For no man ever hated his own body, but he nourishes and cares for his own, just as The Messiah does also for his church.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No one ever hated his own body. Instead, he feeds and takes care of it, as Christ takes care of the church.

New American Standard 1977
for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it even as the Lord with his congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones}:

King James 2000 Bible
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church:

American King James Version
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church:

American Standard Version
for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as also Christ doth the church:

Darby Bible Translation
For no one has ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as also the Christ the assembly:

English Revised Version
for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church;

Webster's Bible Translation
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

Weymouth New Testament
For never yet has a man hated his own body. On the contrary he feeds and cherishes it, just as Christ feeds and cherishes the Church;

World English Bible
For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly;

Young's Literal Translation
for no one ever his own flesh did hate, but doth nourish and cherish it, as also the Lord -- the assembly,
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Wives and Husbands
28In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29Indeed, no one ever hated his own body, but he nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church. 30For we are members of His body.…
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, Because she was taken out of Man."

Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns--and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

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

Ephesians 5:30
For we are members of His body.
Treasury of Scripture

For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church:

hated.

Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall …

Proverbs 11:17 The merciful man does good to his own soul: but he that is cruel …

Ecclesiastes 4:5 The fool folds his hands together, and eats his own flesh.

Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, …

nourisheth.

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs …

Ezekiel 34:14,15,27 I will feed them in a good pasture, and on the high mountains of …

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them …

John 6:50-58 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat …

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