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 5:24

  • Festus Bolarinde for verse 24
    99.9% of women nowadays see the subject of submission as conditional. If the man does this I will do that, not the kind of sarah's submission to Abraham.

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