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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
5:22 In the following directions concerning relative duties, the inferiors are all along placed before the superiors, because the general proposition is concerning submission; and inferiors ought to do their duty, whatever their superiors do. Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands - Unless where God forbids. Otherwise, in all indifferent things, the will of the husband is a law to the wife. As unto the Lord - The obedience a wife pays to her husband is at the same time paid to Christ himself; he being head of the wife, as Christ is head of the church.
Eph 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands. Mutual duties are named. The husband should "love his wife as Christ loved the church" (Eph 5:23), and the wife should submit to this loving husband "as unto the Lord".
Theresa's comment on 2013-06-05 22:10:51:
This scripture has been used by "some men" to force their wives into polygamy...Wives & husbands who were married under the vows of "forsaking all others".Wives should submit unto their husbands but husbands should not deceive or defraud their wives by using this scripture to demand that their wife submit unto polygamy
Adam's comment on 2012-08-16 00:25:39:
In modern societies, this seems to be a difficult verse to swallow for many. And it certainly doesn't mean unequal rights or that one person is dominating or dictating. But it's acknowledging different roles are ideal and most healthy in a relationship.
Jason's comment on 2010-10-28 01:43:49:
which come first the wife to submit to their own husband or husbanb love your wife
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