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

  • BSP
    Verse 26: God's Word cleanses us both morally and spiritually. We should make Bible reading a daily habit.
  • Irene123
    Eph. 5:21 - "Since God is the source of all power, authority; when we submit to His Word we submit to Him. Yes, submit. By using the 'S' word God is saying, "I am not saying you have to like it before you do it." Matt. 11:30. All power; the simple act of being able to use our jaws to chew, to talk, to point a finger at an object, to scratch your toes together when they itch; He's the source .....
  • 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 5:7 BE NOT YOU THEREFORE PARTAKERS WITH THEM
  • BSP
    We should thank God for all the good that we are able to enjoy. Jehovah a God has given us the gift of life and any good that we enjoy is truly because he allows us to exist.
  • I AM
    Whoso privily slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has a high look and a proud heart will not I suffer. Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, says the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee. And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
  • Irene123
    V. Ship - I really enjoyed your message on Eph.; It was 'refreshing' - to say the least - LOL.

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