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

  • BSP
    Verse 26: God's Word cleanses us both morally and spiritually. We should make Bible reading a daily habit.
  • 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.

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