g Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and h gave himself up for her,
that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by i the washing of water j with the word,
so k that he might present the church to himself in splendor, l without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
1 Peter 3:7
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.
I said to him, "Sir, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come.
Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.
2 Corinthians 11:2
For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
Song of Solomon 4:7
You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.