Ephesians 5:25

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Husbands, loue your wiues, euen as Christ also loued the Church, and gaue himselfe for it:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Husbands, have love for your wives, even as Christ had love for the church, and gave himself for it;
- Basic English Bible

Husbands, love your own wives, even as the Christ also loved the assembly, and has delivered himself up for it,
- Darby Bible

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
- Webster's Bible

Married men, love your wives, as Christ also loved the Church and gave Himself up to death for her;
- Weymouth Bible

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it;
- World English Bible

Men, loue ye youre wyues, as Crist louyde the chirche, and yaf hym silf for it, to make it holi;
- Wycliffe Bible

The husbands! love your own wives, as also the Christ did love the assembly, and did give himself for it,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:25


5:25 Even as Christ loved the church - Here is the true model of conjugal affection. With this kind of affection, with this degree of it, and to this end, should husbands love their wives.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:25


Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives. We have here not only the duty, but the measure of the duty. Even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it. Loved so well as to be willing to give all things, even life, for her welfare. The union of husband and wife were here described is ideally perfect. The tenderest love on one side, and loving obedience on the other.

Discussion for Ephesians 5

  • 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
  • Thelma Denson
    I enjoy reading the chapter letting us no that you can't live any kind of way if you are serving God.
  • 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.