Ephesians 5:23

“For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the husband is the head of the wife, euen as Christ is the head of the Church: and he is the sauiour of the body.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself {being} the Savior of the body.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the church, `being' himself the saviour of the body.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church, being himself the saviour of the body.
- Basic English Bible

for a husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ [is] head of the assembly. *He* [is] Saviour of the body.
- Darby Bible

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the Savior of the body.
- Webster's Bible

because a husband is the Head of his wife as Christ also is the Head of the Church, being indeed the Saviour of this His Body.
- Weymouth Bible

For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body.
- World English Bible

as to the Lord, for the man is heed of the wymman, as Crist is heed of the chirche; he is sauyour of his bodi.
- Wycliffe Bible

because the husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ [is] head of the assembly, and he is saviour of the body,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:23


5:23 The head - The governor, guide, and guardian of the wife. And he is the Saviour of the body - The church, from all sin and misery.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:23


Eph 5:23 The husband is the head of the wife. Every organization must have a head. The husband is the "head" of the family, but must be willing to give himself for it. The head of the family can only rule the wife in the most devoted love (Eph 5:25,33).

Discussion for Ephesians 5:23

  • Rona ronkie malema for verse 23
    The scripture is perfect if only men could understand its significance and execute their roles we would have a society with less defects as men set the way for wives and children.God has entrusted them with a divine role,they may not be perfect in all things but if their thirst for God and to do His will surely their would have founded a solid ground for all of us.

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