Ephesians 5:28

“So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So ought men to loue their wiues, as their owne bodies: hee that loueth his wife, loueth himselfe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even so it is right for husbands to have love for their wives as for their bodies. He who has love for his wife has love for himself:
- Basic English Bible

So ought men also to love their own wives as their own bodies: he that loves his own wife loves himself.
- Darby Bible

So ought men to love their wives, as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife, loveth himself.
- Webster's Bible

So too married men ought to love their wives as much as they love themselves. He who loves his wife loves himself.
- Weymouth Bible

Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.
- World English Bible

So and men `schulen loue her wyues, as her owne bodies. He that loueth his wijf, loueth hym silf;
- Wycliffe Bible

so ought the husbands to love their own wives as their own bodies: he who is loving his own wife -- himself he doth love;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:28


5:28 As their own bodies - That is, as themselves. He that loveth his wife loveth himself - Which is not a sin, but an indisputable duty.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:28


Eph 5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. The church is the Bride of the Lamb (Re 21:9), but it is also Christ's body (1Co 10:16 12:27 Eph 4:12). He that loveth his wife loveth himself. As he loved his body, so every husband ought to love her who by the mystery of the marriage tie has become "bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh" (Ge 2:23).

Discussion for Ephesians 5

  • 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.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: This shows that God will judge us based on what comes out of our mouths. What we say has an impact on the way that God views us.
  • A disciple
    "This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church." Jesus taught the contentious Jews (John 8) that being Abraham's seed didn't make them Children; but those walking after the same Spirit that Abraham walked those are the true Children. So with respect to being Children of God by faith in Jesus Christ our Lord it is known what kind we are by the kind of behavior and character.
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 5:6 LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU WITH VAIN WORDS FOR BECAUSE OF THESE THINGS COMETH THE WRATH OF GOD UPON THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE COLOSSIANS 2:8 BEWARE LEST --ANY MAN-- SPOIL YOU THROUGH PHILOSOPHY AND VAIN DECEIT AFTER THE TRADITION OF MEN AFTER THE RUDIMENTS OF THE WORLD AND NOT AFTER CHRIST
  • Geraldine cole
    Praise another day the Lord Jesus has been merciful to us let us rejoice in it honor him love one another and be truthful to all people study the word ask for understanding let not look down on anyone or mistreat anyone why Jesus is looking down on the Earth we shall reap what we have sowd out .remember if u are saved it was not u who saved u it was Jesus who draw u to him

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