English Standard Version
For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.
King James Bible
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
American Standard Version
For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the church, being himself the saviour of the body.
Because the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church. He is the saviour of his body.
English Revised Version
For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, being himself the saviour of the body.
Webster's Bible Translation
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the Savior of the body.
Weymouth New Testament
because a husband is the Head of his wife as Christ also is the Head of the Church, being indeed the Saviour of this His Body.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
He is the savior of the body
In this particular the comparison between the husband as the head of the wife, and Christ as the head of the Church, does not hold. Hence Rev., properly, renders for and He is, being Himself; Himself separating the clause from what was previously said. The comparison lies in the fact of headship alone. The husband's love and protection cannot be called salvation, in which respect Christ's headship is peculiar to Himself.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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1 Corinthians 6:13
"Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food"--and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.
And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,
Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready;
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