Ephesians 5:24

“Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore as the Church is subiect vnto Christ, so let the wiues bee to their owne husbands in euery thing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives {ought to be} to their husbands in everything.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But as the church is subject to Christ, so `let' the wives also `be' to their husbands in everything.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And as the church is under Christ's authority, so let wives be under the rule of their husbands in all things.
- Basic English Bible

But even as the assembly is subjected to the Christ, so also wives to their own husbands in everything.
- Darby Bible

Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so let wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
- Webster's Bible

And just as the Church submits to Christ, so also married women should be entirely submissive to their husbands.
- Weymouth Bible

But as the assembly is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their own husbands in everything.
- World English Bible

But as the chirche is suget to Crist, so wymmen to her hosebondis in alle thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

but even as the assembly is subject to Christ, so also [are] the wives to their own husbands in everything.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:24


5:24 In everything - Which is not contrary to any command of God.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:24


Eph 5:24 As the church is subject unto Christ. The relation of the wife to the husband is like that of the church in Christ, a close, tender relations, in which there is no bondage, but freedom, because the service is that of the heart.

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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