New Living Translation
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.
King James Bible
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
Darby Bible Translation
So ought men also to love their own wives as their own bodies: he that loves his own wife loves himself.
World English Bible
Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.
Young's Literal Translation
so ought the husbands to love their own wives as their own bodies: he who is loving his own wife -- himself he doth love;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:28 As their own bodies - That is, as themselves. He that loveth his wife loveth himself - Which is not a sin, but an indisputable duty.
'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
"At last!" the man exclaimed. "This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called 'woman,' because she was taken from 'man.'"
For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her
No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church.
So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
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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