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

  • Dennis
    Full of inspirations
  • Monica
    I love this. It seems to me, that many people have forgotten, or perhaps, they never learned the true meaning of a real marriage. If this was true, the divorce rate would not be so high. If people would go back to the basic foundation, the scripture, one"a life would be easier--it would have to be.
  • Lilian
    God can only bless the Couple and bind them into one. Husband and the wife will become in one flesh. It is very important to have a legally married for the marriage in the church is sacrament where the house of witnessing. But above all this couple must walk in spirit and not in the flesh. Obey God's words and meditate them every day. If the Couple need Jesus then you have everything that u Need
  • Mark Rubenstein
    God said , " Let Us Create Man in Our Image " . Us Our is more then one ! Why ? As God made Adam Eve joined in holy marriage they became one flesh . God sows He is one God, Father Son Spirit, joined in 3 forms . We were made in His image , Body Soul Spirit . God wants us to be a team . As a team , ie. , the body of Christ , we can reflect His light to those in spiritual darkness ! " Hear all Israel the Lord, our God , the Lord is One " ! Unconditional love comes from Above !
  • Abogah
    It appears to me that the duty to love and to submit must go hand in hand and none should be demanded. I can imagine the difficulty of loving a non-submissive wife similarly the duty to reverence a non-loving husband. Both partners require the grace to fulfill their part of the requirements
  • Christopher ihe ijeoma
    Ephesians 5 speaks as a direct instruction from our MAKER on how to conduct ourselves in behavior, relationship and character.

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