Ephesians 5:32
Good News Translation
There is a deep secret truth revealed in this scripture, which I understand as applying to Christ and the church.

Contemporary English Version
This is a great mystery, but I understand it to mean Christ and his church.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This is a great sacrament: but I speak in Christ and in the church.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

This is a great sacrament: but I speak in Christ and in the church.

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Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that speech may be given me, that I may open my mouth with confidence, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts may be comforted, being instructed in charity and unto all riches of fulness of understanding, unto the knowledge of the mystery of God the Father and of Christ Jesus:

1 Timothy 3:8,16 Deacons in like manner: chaste, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre: . . .

speak.

Psalm 45:9-17 The daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory. The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; surrounded with variety. . . .

Songs 1:1-8:14 Let him kiss me with the kiss of his mouth: for thy breasts are better than wine, . . .

Isaiah 54:5 For he that made thee shall rule over thee, the Lord of hosts is his name: and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, shall be called the God of all the earth.

Isaiah 62:4,5 Thou shalt no more be called Forsaken: and thy land shall no more be called Desolate: but thou shalt be called My pleasure in her, and thy land inhabited. Because the Lord hath been well pleased with thee: and thy land shall be inhabited. . . .

John 3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth and heareth Him, rejoiceth with joy because of the bridegroom's voice. This my joy therefore is fulfilled.

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God. For I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

Revelation 19:7,8 Let us be glad and rejoice and give glory to him. For the marriage of the Lamb is come: and his wife hath prepared herself. . . .

Revelation 21:2 And I, John, saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Context
Wives and Husbands
31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother: and shall cleave to his wife. And they shall be two in one flesh. 32This is a great sacrament: but I speak in Christ and in the church. 33Nevertheless, let every one of you in particular love for his wife as himself: And let the wife fear her husband.…
Cross References
Ephesians 5:31
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother: and shall cleave to his wife. And they shall be two in one flesh.

Ephesians 5:33
Nevertheless, let every one of you in particular love for his wife as himself: And let the wife fear her husband.

Revelation 19:7
Let us be glad and rejoice and give glory to him. For the marriage of the Lamb is come: and his wife hath prepared herself.

Additional Translations
This mystery is profound, but I am speaking about Christ and the church.

This mystery is great; but I speak as to Christ and as to the church.

This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

This mystery is great: but I speak in regard of Christ and of the church.

This mystery is great, but I speak as to Christ, and as to the assembly.

This mystery is great: but I speak in regard of Christ and of the church.

This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

That is a great truth hitherto kept secret: I mean the truth concerning Christ and the Church.

This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Christ and of the assembly.

this secret is great, and I speak in regard to Christ and to the assembly;
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