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Does Ephesians 5:28 mean that he loves himself or just that he does not dislike himself?


Ephesians 5:28

ESV - 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

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Ephesians 5:28-32 (KJV)

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

Verse 28
a [as their own bodies] The woman is part of the man and one flesh with him (Eph. 5:28-32; Gen. 2:21-25). 

29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: 

30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

Verse 30
[For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones] See Eph. 4:25; Rom. 12:4-5; 1Cor. 6:15; 12:27. 

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

Verse 31
[joined unto] Greek: proskollao (GSN-), glue on to; cemented to. Here; Mt. 19:5; Mk. 10:7; Acts 5:36.

32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

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