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--

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

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,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

No man ever yet hated his own flesh - And this is a natural reason why he should love his wife, and nourish and cherish her.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

hated.

Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

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

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

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

nourisheth.

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom...

Ezekiel 34:14,15,27 I will feed them in a good pasture, and on the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold...

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you...

John 6:50-58 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die...

Library
January 1. "Redeeming the Time" (Eph. v. 16).
"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
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Third Sunday in Lent
Text: Ephesians 5, 1-9. 1 Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of a sweet smell. 3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints; 4 nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know of a surety, that no fornicator, nor unclean
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Paul's Reasons for Temperance
'And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 14. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16. Redeeming the time, because the days
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

Redeeming the Time
'See, then, that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.'--Eph. v. 15, 16. Some of us have, in all probability, very little more 'time' to 'redeem.' Some of us have, in all probability, the prospect of many years yet to live. For both classes my text presents the best motto for another year. The most frivolous among us, I suppose, have some thoughts when we step across the conventional boundary that seems to separate the unbroken sequence
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

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."

Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

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 5:30
for we are members of his body.

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