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

  • Paul Denny
    I believe your question is sincere! The world were framed by the words of God. What we say can have a constructive or destructive results. There is nothing wrong in writing, you just have to make sure your narrative reflect a positive result. Always let God lead you in everything you do. Ask yourself this question, is what I write about please God. Read Proverbs 18:21. Hope this answer helps.
  • Dewey J
    Varoojan, Gen: 26:5,6 '' And Abraham was a hundred years old....when his son Isaac was born.v6 Sarah said the Lord hath me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. Pr. 17:22, A merry heart doth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit direth the the bones. To jest mean here to mock or belittle someone. Issac mean laughter praise GOD in the highest.
  • Varoojan
    Regarding Epesians 5:4

    It is written: Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

    I'm concerned. I'm unemployed and trying to make money selling a full-length animated comedy screenplay.

    My question is, would I be in contrary to God's will or word writing a comedy? (the phrase nor jesting appears in verse 5:4) Please help.
  • BettyG
    Eph. 5:6-8; Thank-you; enjoy
  • Alex
    IMO EPH 5/27 ANSWERS TO THE TRANSFIGURATION SCRIPTURES, ON THE MOUNT THERE HE WAS PRESENTING TO GOD A GLORIOUS CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT R WRINKLE His raiment that was WHITE AS SNOW is us Sinners,isa. says tho your Sins be as scarlet THEY SHALL BE WHITE AS SNOW, YA MEMBER HE WAS CLOTHED WITH A VESTURE DIPPED IN BLOOD, WE ARE HIS VESTURE MADE WHITE AS SNOW BY HIS BLOOD,I WAS NAKED AND YOU CLOTHED ME.
  • Alex
    Christ is gonna present to HIMSELF ( GOD ) A GLORIOUS CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE,WHEN HE WAS ON THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION ITS PROPHETIC OF WHEN HE WD PRESENT TO GOD A GLORIOUS CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT OF WRINKLE, HIS RAIMENT THAT WAS WHITE AS SNOW IS HIS CHURCH. ISA. SAID THO YOUR SINS BE AS SCARLET THEY SHALL BE WHITE AS SNOW THATS US SINNERS. I WAS NAKED AND YOU CLOTHED ME, WE ARE HIS VESTURE.