Ephesians 5:29

“For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For no man euer yet hated his owne flesh: but nourisheth and cherisheth it, euen as the Lord the Church:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also {does} the church,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For no man ever had hate for his flesh; but he gives it food and takes care of it, even as Christ does for the church;
- Basic English Bible

For no one has ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as also the Christ the assembly:
- Darby Bible

For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
- Webster's Bible

For never yet has a man hated his own body. On the contrary he feeds and cherishes it, just as Christ feeds and cherishes the Church;
- Weymouth Bible

For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly;
- World English Bible

for no man hatide euere his owne fleisch, but nurischith and fostrith it, as Crist doith the chirche.
- Wycliffe Bible

for no one ever his own flesh did hate, but doth nourish and cherish it, as also the Lord -- the assembly,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:29


5:29 His own flesh - That is, himself. Nourisheth and cherisheth - That is, feeds and clothes it.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:29


Eph 5:29 No man ever yet hated his own flesh. Or his own body. Yet, wife and husband are "one flesh" (Eph 5:31).

Discussion for Ephesians 5

  • Brianna Wilson
    Vs. 3-5 A good reminder to do a self evaluation of the things I choose to entertain me. Whether it be TV shows with improper themes, music, or internet videos. I know that individuals who practice what is in verse 3,4 do not have Jehovah God's favor. This helps me to see that I probably can be doing more productive things with my time.
  • 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
  • Steve morrow
    john 15:9 as THE FATHER hath loved me so have I loved you ---- continue ye in MY love ---- 10 IF you keep MY commandments you shall abide in MY love even as I have kept MY FATHERS commandments and abide in HIS love 1 JOHN 3:10 IN THIS THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE MANIFEST AND THE CHILDREN OF THE devil WHOSOEVER DOETH NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS --- IS NOT OF GOD --- NEITHER HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER 1 JOHN 2:9 HE THAT SAITH HE IS IN THE LIGHT AND HATETH HIS BROTHER IS IN DARKNESS EVEN UNTIL NOW 10 HE THAT LOVETH HIS BROTHER ABIDETH IN THE LIGHT AND THERE IS NON OCCASION OF STUMBLING IN HIM 1 JOHN 5:2 BY THIS WE KNOW THAT WE LOVE THE CHILDREN OF GOD WHEN WE LOVE GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS ----- JOHN 14:24 HE THAT LOVETH ME NOT KEEPETH NOT MY SAYINGS AND THE WORD WHICH YOU HEAR IS NOT MINE BUT THE FATHERS WHICH SENT ME
  • 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 !

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