Ephesians 5:29
Indeed, no one ever hated his own body, but he nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church.
Cross References
Genesis 2:23
And the man said: "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,' for out of man she was taken."

Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns--and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Ephesians 5:28
In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

Ephesians 5:30
For we are members of His body.

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Ephesians 5:31
"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."

Proverbs 11:17
A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.

Ecclesiastes 4:5
The fool folds his hands and consumes his own flesh.

Romans 1:31
They are senseless, faithless, heartless, merciless.


Isaiah 40:11
He tends His flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart. He gently leads the nursing ewes.

Ezekiel 34:14, 15, 27
I will feed them in good pasture, and the lofty mountains of Israel will be their grazing land. There they will lie down in a good grazing land; they will feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. . . .

Matthew 23:37
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those sent to her, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were unwilling!

John 6:50-58
This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that anyone may eat of it and not die. . . .

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