Ephesians 5:29
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English Standard Version
For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,

King James Bible
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

American Standard Version
for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as also Christ doth the church:

English Revised Version
for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church;

Webster's Bible Translation
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

Weymouth New Testament
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;

Ephesians 5:29 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Flesh

Instead of body, with reference to Genesis 2:23.

Cherisheth (θάλπει)

Only here and 1 Thessalonians 2:7. Originally, to warm.

Ephesians 5:29 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

hated.

Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

Proverbs 11:17 The merciful man does good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubles his own flesh.

Ecclesiastes 4:5 The fool folds his hands together, and eats his own flesh.

Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

nourisheth.

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom...

Ezekiel 34:14,15,27 I will feed them in a good pasture, and on the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold...

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you...

John 6:50-58 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die...

Cross References
Genesis 2:23
Then the man said, "This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."

Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

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

Ephesians 5:30
because we are members of his body.

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