New International Version
For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
King James Bible
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Darby Bible Translation
for a husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ [is] head of the assembly. *He* [is] Saviour of the body.
World English Bible
For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body.
Young's Literal Translation
because the husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ is head of the assembly, and he is saviour of the body,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For the husband is the head of the wife - This is the reason which the apostle gives for his injunctions. See above.
He is the Savior of the body - As Christ exercises authority over the Church so as to save and protect it, so let the husband exercise authority over his wife by protecting, comforting, and providing her with every necessary and comfort of life, according to his power.
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LibraryJanuary 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 …
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Redeeming the Time
1 Corinthians 6:13
You say, "Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both." The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church,
Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
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