Wives And Husbands

Ephesians 5:21-33

21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as Christ also is head of the church: 24 (and he is the Saviour of the body) Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so also let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify it (having cleansed it by the washing of water) through the word: 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, that it may be holy and unblamable. 28 Men ought so to love their wives as their own bodies: he that loveth his wife, loveth himself. 29 Now no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as also the Lord the church. 30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife; and they two shall be one flesh.

32 This is a great mystery; I mean, concerning Christ and the church. 33 But let every one of you in particular so love his wife as himself: and let the wife reverence her husband.

1 Peter 3:1-7

1 In like manner, ye wives, be subject to your own husbands, that if any obey not the word, they also may, without the word, be won by the conversation of the wives, 2 Beholding your chaste conversation joined with fear: 3 Whose adorning let it not be the outward adorning of curling the hair, and of wearing gold, or of putting on apparel, But the hidden man of the heart, 4 in the incorruptible ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is of great price. 5 For thus the holy women also of old time who trusted in God, adorned themselves, 6 being subject to their own husbands, As Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose children ye are while ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

7 In like manner, ye husbands, dwell according to knowledge with the woman, as the weaker vessel; giving them honour, as being also joint-heirs of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered.