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

New Living Translation
So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

English Standard Version
However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

New American Standard Bible
Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.

King James Bible
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
To sum up, each one of you is to love his wife as himself, and the wife is to respect her husband.

International Standard Version
But each individual man among you must love his wife as he loves himself; and may the wife fear her husband.

NET Bible
Nevertheless, each one of you must also love his own wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Moreover, you also, everyone of you should in this way love his wife as himself; but the woman should revere her husband.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But every husband must love his wife as he loves himself, and wives should respect their husbands.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Nevertheless, let each one of you do likewise, let each one so love his wife even as himself, and let the wife see that she reverences her husband.

King James 2000 Bible
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she respect her husband.

American King James Version
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

American Standard Version
Nevertheless do ye also severally love each one his own wife even as himself; and let the wife'see that she fear her husband.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular love his wife as himself: and let the wife fear her husband.

Darby Bible Translation
But *ye* also, every one of you, let each so love his own wife as himself; but as to the wife [I speak] that she may fear the husband.

English Revised Version
Nevertheless do ye also severally love each one his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she fear her husband.

Webster's Bible Translation
Nevertheless, let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself: and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Weymouth New Testament
Yet I insist that among you also, each man is to love his own wife as much as he loves himself, and let a married woman see to it that she treats her husband with respect.

World English Bible
Nevertheless each of you must also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Young's Literal Translation
but ye also, every one in particular -- let each his own wife so love as himself, and the wife -- that she may reverence the husband.
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 33. - Nevertheless let each of you severally so love his own wife even as himself. The "nevertheless" refers to the unsolved part of the mystery: whatever may be mysterious, there is no mystery as to this, as to the duty of each husband to love his wife even as himself: that, as already shown, is clear from many considerations. And let the wife see that she fear her husband. Not, of course, with the slavish fear of one terrified and trembling because of a stronger being, but with the holy respect due to one to whom, by the will of God, she stands in a subordinate relation. The relation of Sarah to Abraham may again be referred to as indicating the true ideal of the relation of the wife to the husband.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Nevertheless, let everyone of you in particular,.... The apostle returns to his former subject, and recapitulates the mutual duties of husband and wife, after he had enforced them from the instance and example of Christ, and his church; and would have every married person in particular take the directions and instructions given, to themselves: as that the husband

so love his wife even as himself; since they two are one flesh:

and the wife see that she reverence her husband; since he leaves father and mother for her, and is the head of her; See Gill on Ephesians 5:22.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

33. Nevertheless—not to pursue further the mystical meaning of marriage. Translate, as Greek, "Do ye also (as Christ does) severally each one so love," &c. The words, "severally each one," refer to them in their individual capacity, contrasted with the previous collective view of the members of the Church as the bride of Christ.

Ephesians 5:33 Additional Commentaries
Context
Wives and Husbands
32This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church. 33Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.
Cross References
Psalm 45:11
Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.

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

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

Ephesians 5:32
This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church.

1 Peter 3:2
when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.

1 Peter 3:5
For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands,

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

Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

let.

Ephesians 5:25,28,29 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, …

Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving …

reverence.

Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

1 Kings 1:31 Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence …

Esther 1:20 And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published …

Hebrews 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, …

1 Peter 3:2-6 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear…

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