New Living Translation
No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for 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:
Darby Bible Translation
For no one has ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as also the Christ the assembly:
World English Bible
For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly;
Young's Literal Translation
for no one ever his own flesh did hate, but doth nourish and cherish it, as also the Lord -- the assembly,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:29 His own flesh - That is, himself. Nourisheth and cherisheth - That is, feeds and clothes it.
'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.'"
Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are?
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.
And we are members of his body.
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