Ephesians 5:23
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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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Ephesians 5:23 Parallel
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Vincent'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.

Ephesians 5:23 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1 Corinthians 11:3-10 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God...

even.

Ephesians 1:22,23 And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church...

Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead...

he.

Ephesians 5:25,26 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it...

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers...

1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain...

Cross References
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.

Ephesians 1:22
And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,

Ephesians 5:24
Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.

Revelation 19:7
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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