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 5:22

  • Therese for verse 22
    I think this is a beautiful scripture! God provides protects and loves us deeply, so it says to submit unto your husband and it say it 's as though you have into Christ! So I see this scripture as your husband will provide and protect you and love you deeply like Christ loves us! "It a good thing " so I say lets spoil our husbands if they are loving like Christ to us who wouldn 't want to submit to him.
  • The Bible is the word of God and therefore self explanitory
  • the husband must be subject and obeying God 's word. do not be unequally yoke, is the first step
  • Theresa for verse 22
    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
  • 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.
  • which come first the wife to submit to their own husband or husbanb love your wife

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