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

  • Irene123
    Eph. 5:21 - "Since God is the source of all power, authority; when we submit to His Word we submit to Him. Yes, submit. By using the 'S' word God is saying, "I am not saying you have to like it before you do it." Matt. 11:30. All power; the simple act of being able to use our jaws to chew, to talk, to point a finger at an object, to scratch your toes together when they itch; He's the source .....
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 5:6 LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU WITH VAIN WORDS FOR BECAUSE OF THESE THINGS COMETH THE WRATH OF GOD UPON THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE 5:7 BE NOT YOU THEREFORE PARTAKERS WITH THEM
  • BSP
    We should thank God for all the good that we are able to enjoy. Jehovah a God has given us the gift of life and any good that we enjoy is truly because he allows us to exist.
  • I AM
    Whoso privily slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has a high look and a proud heart will not I suffer. Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, says the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee. And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
  • Irene123
    V. Ship - I really enjoyed your message on Eph.; It was 'refreshing' - to say the least - LOL.
  • LadyA
    LOVE THE LORD GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR MIND AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL.

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