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

  • 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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