Ephesians 5:32
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English Standard Version
This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

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

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Vincent's Word Studies

A great mystery

Great is predicative, not attributive. Rev., correctly, this mystery is great. The reference in this mystery is to the preceding statement of the conjugal relation of the Church with Christ, typified by the human marriage relation.

Concerning Christ and the Church

Rev., in regard of (εἰς). Not calling your attention to the mere human relationship, but to the mysterious relation between Christ and His Church, of which that is a mere semblance.

Ephesians 5:32 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a great.

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

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding...

1 Timothy 3:8,16 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre...

speak.

Psalm 45:9-17 Kings' daughters were among your honorable women: on your right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir...

Songs 1:1-8:14 The song of songs, which is Solomon's...

Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel...

Isaiah 62:4,5 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah...

John 3:29 He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which stands and hears him...

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband...

Revelation 19:7,8 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready...

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

Cross References
Ephesians 5:31
"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."

Ephesians 5:33
However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

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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