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).

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