Ephesians 5:22-24

Wives and Husbands

22 z Wives, a submit to your own husbands, b as to the Lord. 23 For c the husband is the head of the wife even as d Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is e himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit f in everything to their husbands.

  1. Cross References
    Ephesians 5:22 - 6:9
    Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
    Colossians 3:18 - 4:1
    Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
  2. Cross References
    Genesis 3:16
    To the woman he said, "I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.
  3. Cross References
    Ephesians 6:5
    Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ.
  4. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 11:3
    But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.
  5. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:22 - 23
    And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church.
  6. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 6:13
    Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food" - and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
  7. Cross References
    Colossians 3:20
    Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
    Colossians 3:22
    Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.
    Titus 2:9
    Slaves are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative.
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