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

  • Brianna Wilson
    Vs. 3-5 A good reminder to do a self evaluation of the things I choose to entertain me. Whether it be TV shows with improper themes, music, or internet videos. I know that individuals who practice what is in verse 3,4 do not have Jehovah God's favor. This helps me to see that I probably can be doing more productive things with my time.
  • 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
  • Steve morrow
    john 15:9 as THE FATHER hath loved me so have I loved you ---- continue ye in MY love ---- 10 IF you keep MY commandments you shall abide in MY love even as I have kept MY FATHERS commandments and abide in HIS love 1 JOHN 3:10 IN THIS THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE MANIFEST AND THE CHILDREN OF THE devil WHOSOEVER DOETH NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS --- IS NOT OF GOD --- NEITHER HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER 1 JOHN 2:9 HE THAT SAITH HE IS IN THE LIGHT AND HATETH HIS BROTHER IS IN DARKNESS EVEN UNTIL NOW 10 HE THAT LOVETH HIS BROTHER ABIDETH IN THE LIGHT AND THERE IS NON OCCASION OF STUMBLING IN HIM 1 JOHN 5:2 BY THIS WE KNOW THAT WE LOVE THE CHILDREN OF GOD WHEN WE LOVE GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS ----- JOHN 14:24 HE THAT LOVETH ME NOT KEEPETH NOT MY SAYINGS AND THE WORD WHICH YOU HEAR IS NOT MINE BUT THE FATHERS WHICH SENT ME
  • 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 !

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