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Ephesians 5:28

    Ephesians 5:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Even so it is right for husbands to have love for their wives as for their bodies. He who has love for his wife has love for himself:

    Webster's Revision

    Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself:

    Definitions for Ephesians 5:28

    Ought - Any one; any thing.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ephesians 5:28

    As their own bodies - For the woman is, properly speaking, a part of the man; for God made man male and female, and the woman was taken out of his side; therefore is she flesh of his flesh, and bone of his bone; and therefore, he that loveth his wife loveth himself, for they two are one flesh. The apostle, in all these verses, refers to the creation and original state of the first human pair.

    Barnes' Notes on Ephesians 5:28

    So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies - Because they are one flesh; Ephesians 5:31. This is the subject on which Paul had been speaking, and from which he had been diverted by the allusion to the glorified church. The doctrine here is, that a husband should have the same care for the comfort of his wife which he has for himself. He should regard her as one with himself; and as he protects his own body from cold and hunger, and, when sick and suffering, endeavors to restore it to health, so he should regard and treat her.

    He that loveth his wife loveth himself -

    (1) Because she is one with him, and their interests are identified.

    (2) because, by this, he really promotes his own welfare, as much as he does when he takes care of his own body. A man's kindness to his wife will be more than repaid by the happiness which she imparts; and all the real solicitude which he shows to make her happy, will come to more than it costs. If a man wishes to promote his own happiness in the most effectual way, he had better begin by showing kindness to his wife.

    Wesley's Notes on Ephesians 5:28

    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.