New Living Translation
For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
for a husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ is head of the assembly. He is Saviour of the body.
World English Bible
For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body.
Young's Literal Translation
because the husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ is head of the assembly, and he is saviour of the body,
Ephesians 5:23 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:23 The head - The governor, guide, and guardian of the wife. And he is the Saviour of the body - The church, from all sin and misery.
'Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.'--Eph. v. 10. These words are closely connected with those which precede them in the 8th verse--'Walk as children of light.' They further explain the mode by which that commandment is to be fulfilled. They who, as children of light, mindful of their obligations and penetrated by its brightness, seek to conform their active life to the light to which they belong, are to do so by making experiment of, or investigating and determining, what is 'acceptable …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
Unfruitful Works of Darkness
Sleepers at Noonday
What Children of Light Should Be
1 Corinthians 6:13
You say, "Food was made for the stomach, and the stomach for food." (This is true, though someday God will do away with both of them.) But you can't say that our bodies were made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies.
1 Corinthians 11:3
But there is one thing I want you to know: The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church.
As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything.
Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself.
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