Ephesians 5:22

“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wiues, submit your selues vnto your own husbands, as vnto the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Wives, {be subject} to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wives, `be in subjection' unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wives, be under the authority of your husbands, as of the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Wives, [submit yourselves] to your own husbands, as to the Lord,
- Darby Bible

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
- Webster's Bible

Married women, submit to your own husbands as if to the Lord;
- Weymouth Bible

Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
- World English Bible

Wymmen, be thei suget to her hosebondis,
- Wycliffe Bible

The wives! to your own husbands subject yourselves, as to the Lord,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:22


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.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:22


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".

Discussion for Ephesians 5

  • GERALDINE
    I Thank God for instructions. We ask God How can we please you? or How do I make sure I'm on the right track? Then Scriptures like these and Chapters 3
  • Corlis Ferguson
    When praying for a word to give you the Lord laid Ephesians 5 on my heart. When I read it I began to pick out certain scriptures and the Lord would whisper "No, I said Ephesians 5" So I believe the Lord wants you to read the whole chapter. I love you, Randy......always will.
  • Gregory Washington
    It's. just what l needed
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    We should always live the way that God wants us to live
  • Wayne
    Shun the very appearance of evil. Always look the other way. Praise The Lord, the power is in Christ Jesus!!! Look up, lift up your heads, our Redemption draweth nigh!
  • Bill
    Ephesians 5:3
    Can I challenge you to think like Paul is challenging us to think? God"s plan is that we not allow fornication, or uncleanness, or covetousness into our lives. NOT ONE TIME. No pornography at all. NONE. No worldly movie at all. NONE. How in the world do we accomplish this in this particular generation? Memorize and meditate on this verse and others like it.

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