New International Version
In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
King James Bible
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
Darby Bible Translation
So ought men also to love their own wives as their own bodies: he that loves his own wife loves himself.
World English Bible
Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.
Young's Literal Translation
so ought the husbands to love their own wives as their own bodies: he who is loving his own wife -- himself he doth love;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As their own bodies - For the woman is, properly speaking, a part of the man; for God made man male and female, and the woman was taken out of his side; therefore is she flesh of his flesh, and bone of his bone; and therefore, he that loveth his wife loveth himself, for they two are one flesh. The apostle, in all these verses, refers to the creation and original state of the first human pair.
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Redeeming the Time
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."
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church--
However, 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 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.
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