New International Version
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.
King James Bible
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord,
World English Bible
Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
Young's Literal Translation
The wives! to your own husbands subject yourselves, as to the Lord,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands - As the Lord, viz. Christ, is the head or governor of the Church, and the head of the man, so is the man the head or governor of the woman. This is God's ordinance, and should not be transgressed. The husband should not be a tyrant, and the wife should not be the governor. Old Francis Quarles, in his homely rhymes, alluding to the superstitious notion, that the crowing of a hen bodes ill luck to the family, has said: -
"Ill thrives the hapless family that shows
A cock that's silent, and a hen that crows:
I know not which live most unnatural lives,
Obeying husbands or commanding wives."
As unto the Lord - The word Church seems to be necessarily understood here; that is: Act under the authority of your husbands, as the Church acts under the authority of Christ. As the Church submits to the Lord, so let wives submit to their husbands.
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"Redeeming the time" (Eph. v. 16). Two little words are found in the Greek version here. They are translated "ton kairon" in the revised version, "Buying up for yourselves the opportunity." The two words ton kairon mean, literally, the opportunity. They do not refer to time in general, but to a special point of time, a juncture, a crisis, a moment full of possibilities and quickly passing by, which we must seize and make the best of before it has passed away. It is intimated that there are not …
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Redeeming the Time
Then when the king's edict is proclaimed throughout all his vast realm, all the women will respect their husbands, from the least to the greatest."
He sent dispatches to all parts of the kingdom, to each province in its own script and to each people in their own language, proclaiming that every man should be ruler over his own household, using his native tongue.
1 Corinthians 14:34
Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says.
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
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