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Husbands, love your wives, just as also Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her,
To sum up, each one of you is to love his wife as himself, and the wife is to respect her husband.
Above all, [put on] love-the perfect bond of unity.
A husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise a wife to her husband.
for the husband is head of the wife as also Christ is head of the church. He is the Savior of the body.
"When a man takes a bride, he must not go out with the army or be liable for any duty. He is free [to stay] at home for one year, so that he can bring joy to the wife he has married.
A wife is bound as long as her husband is living. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to anyone she wants-only in the Lord.
So Jacob worked seven years for Rachel, and they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.
Husbands, love your wives and don't become bitter against them.
Set for me the compensation and the gift; I'll give you whatever you ask me. Just give the girl to be my wife!"
and he is divided. An unmarried woman or a virgin is concerned about the things of the Lord, so that she may be holy both in body and in spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the things of the world-how she may please her husband.
I command the married-not I, but the Lord-a wife is not to leave her husband.
But a married man is concerned about the things of the world-how he may please his wife-
Also, if any woman has an unbelieving husband, and he is willing to live with her, she must not leave her husband.
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.
For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like angels in heaven.
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the Christian husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy.
Let your fountain be blessed, and take pleasure in the wife of your youth.
Wives, be submissive to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
Jacob loved Rachel, so he answered Laban, "I'll work for you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel."
For you, wife, how do you know whether you will save your husband? Or you, husband, how do you know whether you will save your wife?
Husbands, in the same way, live with your wives with understanding of their weaker nature yet showing them honor as co-heirs of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
For example, a married woman is legally bound to her husband while he lives. But if her husband dies, she is released from the law regarding the husband.
Yet you ask, "For what reason?" Because the Lord has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have acted treacherously against her, though she was your marriage partner and your wife by covenant.
Wives, in the same way, submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, even if some disobey the [Christian] message, they may be won over without a message by the way their wives live,
"If a man marries a woman, has sexual relations with her, and comes to hate her,
from the nations that the Lord had told the Israelites about, "Do not intermarry with them, and they must not intermarry with you, because they will turn you away [from Me] to their gods." Solomon was deeply attached to these women and loved [them].
Wives, submit to your own husbands as to the Lord,
And I say this, brothers: the time is limited, so from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, accepting one another in love,
However, if you do get married, you have not sinned, and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But such people will have trouble in this life, and I am trying to spare you.
He who has the bride is the groom. But the groom's friend, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly at the groom's voice. So this joy of mine is complete.
But because of sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband.
But if they do not have self-control, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with desire.
Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honor.
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