New Living Translation
For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her
King James Bible
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Darby Bible Translation
Husbands, love your own wives, even as the Christ also loved the assembly, and has delivered himself up for it,
World English Bible
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it;
Young's Literal Translation
The husbands! love your own wives, as also the Christ did love the assembly, and did give himself for it,
Ephesians 5:25 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:25 Even as Christ loved the church - Here is the true model of conjugal affection. With this kind of affection, with this degree of it, and to this end, should husbands love their wives.
'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
Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.
As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything.
In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself.
So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly.
1 Peter 3:7
In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God's gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.
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