Ephesians 5:25

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Husbands, loue your wiues, euen as Christ also loued the Church, and gaue himselfe for it:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Husbands, have love for your wives, even as Christ had love for the church, and gave himself for it;
- Basic English Bible

Husbands, love your own wives, even as the Christ also loved the assembly, and has delivered himself up for it,
- Darby Bible

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
- Webster's Bible

Married men, love your wives, as Christ also loved the Church and gave Himself up to death for her;
- Weymouth Bible

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it;
- World English Bible

Men, loue ye youre wyues, as Crist louyde the chirche, and yaf hym silf for it, to make it holi;
- Wycliffe Bible

The husbands! love your own wives, as also the Christ did love the assembly, and did give himself for it,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:25


5:25 Even as Christ loved the church - Here is the true model of conjugal affection. With this kind of affection, with this degree of it, and to this end, should husbands love their wives.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:25


Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives. We have here not only the duty, but the measure of the duty. Even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it. Loved so well as to be willing to give all things, even life, for her welfare. The union of husband and wife were here described is ideally perfect. The tenderest love on one side, and loving obedience on the other.

Discussion for Ephesians 5

  • 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
  • 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 !
  • Abogah
    It appears to me that the duty to love and to submit must go hand in hand and none should be demanded. I can imagine the difficulty of loving a non-submissive wife similarly the duty to reverence a non-loving husband. Both partners require the grace to fulfill their part of the requirements
  • Christopher ihe ijeoma
    Ephesians 5 speaks as a direct instruction from our MAKER on how to conduct ourselves in behavior, relationship and character.