In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
Cross ReferencesGenesis 2:23
And the man said: "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,' for out of man she was taken."
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her
Indeed, no one ever hated his own body, but he nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church.
Nevertheless, 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, treat your wives with consideration as a delicate vessel, and with honor as fellow heirs of the gracious gift of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
Chapter Outline1. After general exhortations to love;
3. to flee sexual immorality;
4. and all uncleanness;
7. not to converse with the wicked;
15. to walk carefully;
18. and to be filled with the Spirit;
22. he descends to the particular duties, how wives ought to obey their husbands;
25. and husbands ought to love their wives,
32. even as Christ does his church.
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