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

  • Christopher ihe ijeoma
    Ephesians 5 speaks as a direct instruction from our MAKER on how to conduct ourselves in behavior, relationship and character.
  • Steve morrow
    eph 5:24 therefore as the church is subject unto CHRIST so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything 1 timothy 2:12 but I suffer not a woman to teach nor to usurp authority over the man but to be in silence 1 Corinth 14:34 let your women keep silence in the churches for it is not permitted unto them to speak but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law
  • Dorothy
    My ex husband used to quote the bible saying the wife is supposed to submit to the husband! After the divorce and much abuse, I learned the rest of that verse.....as into the Lord!
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you Jesus, for your sacrifice.
  • Bishop Rodney Bennett
    Truthfulness indeed.
  • Friend
    My friend don't judge your body according to the worlds standard. God gave you the body you have. Enjoy the gift God has given you and don't be concerned about this thing. Keep reading the bible and you will understand.. God Bless

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