Wives And Husbands

Ephesians 5:21-33

21 being submissive to one another in the fear of Christ.

22 Wives, be submissive to your own husbands, as to the Lord, 23 because the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is also the head of the church, being himself the saviour of the body. 24 But as the church is submissive to Christ, so also let the wives be to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives with divine love, as Christ also loved the church with divine love, and gave himself for her; 26 in order that he might sanctify her, having purified her by the washing of water through the word, 27 in order that he might present to himself the glorious church, having not spot or wrinkle or any of such things; but that she might be holy and blameless. 28 So the husbands ought to love their own wives with divine love as their own bodies. The one loving his own wife is loving himself: 29 for no one ever yet hated his own flesh; but he nourishes and cherishes it, as Christ also the church; 30 because we are members of his body:

31 on account of this a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife: and they two shall be one flesh.

32 This is a great mystery: but I speak in reference to Christ and the church. 33 Moreover you also each one thus love his own wife with divine love as himself; and that the wife also reverence the husband.

1 Peter 3:1-7

1 Likewise, ye wives, be submissive to your own husbands; in order that, if any do not believe the word, they shall be gained through the deportment of their wives, without the word; 2 beholding your chaste deportment which is with reverence: 3 whose beauty, let it not be the external beauty of braiding the hairs, and wearing golds, or putting on of outer garments; 4 but let their beauty be the hidden man of the heart, in the purity of the meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is perfection complete. 5 For in this way in olden times the holy wives, the ones having hope toward God, were indeed accustomed to beautify themselves, submissive to their own husbands: 6 as Sarah submitted to Abraham, calling him Lord: whose children you have become, doing good, and not fearing any calamity.

7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwelling with the wife according to knowledge, as the weaker vessel, extending to them honor, as indeed the equal heirs of the grace of life; that your prayers should not be hindered.