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 5:29

Bible Options