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Ephesians 5:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, [being] himself the saviour of the body.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself [being] the Savior of the body.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the Savior of the body.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for a husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ [is] head of the assembly. *He* [is] Saviour of the body.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Because, a husband, is the head of his wife, as, the Christ also, is the head of the assembly, he, being the saviour of the body,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— because the husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ [is] head of the assembly, and he is saviour of the body,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Because the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church. He is the saviour of his body.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For the husband is the head of the wife, euen as Christ is the head of the Church: and he is the sauiour of the body.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For the husband is the head of the wife, as the Meshiha is the head of the church, and he himself is the Saviour of the body.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Because the husband is the head of the wife, even as the Messiah is the head of the church; and he is the vivifier of the body.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
husband 435
{0435} Prime
ἀνήρ
aner
{an'-ayr}
A primary word (compare G0444); a man (properly as an individual male).
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
the head 2776
{2776} Prime
κεφαλή
kephale
{kef-al-ay'}
Probably from the primary word κάπτω [[kapto]] (in the sense of seizing); the head (as the part most readily taken hold of), literally or figuratively.
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
wife, 1135
{1135} Prime
γυνή
gune
{goo-nay'}
Probably from the base of G1096; a woman; specifically a wife.
even 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
as 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
Christ 5547
{5547} Prime
Χριστός
Christos
{khris-tos'}
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
is the head 2776
{2776} Prime
κεφαλή
kephale
{kef-al-ay'}
Probably from the primary word κάπτω [[kapto]] (in the sense of seizing); the head (as the part most readily taken hold of), literally or figuratively.
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
church: 1577
{1577} Prime
ἐκκλησία
ekklesia
{ek-klay-see'-ah}
From a compound of G1537 and a derivative of G2564; a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
he 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
the saviour 4990
{4990} Prime
σωτήρ
soter
{so-tare'}
From G4982; a deliverer, that is, God or Christ.
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
body. 4983
{4983} Prime
σῶμα
soma
{so'-mah}
From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 5:23

_ _ (1 Corinthians 11:3.)

_ _ even asGreek, “as also.”

_ _ and he is — The oldest manuscripts read, “Himself (being) Savior,” omitting “and,” and “is.” In Christ’s case, the Headship is united with, nay gained by, His having SAVED the body in the process of redemption; so that (Paul implies) I am not alleging Christ’s Headship as one entirely identical with that other, for He has a claim to it, and office in it, peculiar to Himself [Alford]. The husband is not savior of the wife, in which particular Christ excels; hence, “But” (Ephesians 5:24) follows [Bengel].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 5:21-33.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 5:23

The head — The governor, guide, and guardian of the wife. And he is the Saviour of the body — The church, from all sin and misery.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ephesians 5:23

(9) For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: (10) and he is the saviour of the body.

(9) A declaration of the former saying: because God has made the man head of the woman in marriage, as Christ is the head of the Church.

(10) Another argument: because the good estate of the wife depends on the man, so that this submission is not only just, but also very profitable: as also the salvation of the Church depends on Christ, although to a far greater degree.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
husband:

1 Corinthians 11:3-10 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman [is] the man; and the head of Christ [is] God. ... For this cause ought the woman to have power on [her] head because of the angels.

even:

Ephesians 1:22-23 And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church, ... Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ:
Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence.

he:

Ephesians 5:25-26 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; ... That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, [even] Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
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