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Ephesians 5:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— So ought men to love their wives, as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife, loveth himself.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— So ought men also to love their own wives as their own bodies: he that loves his own wife loves himself.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So, ought the husbands [also] to be loving their own wives, as their own bodies,—he that loveth his own wife, loveth himself,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— so ought the husbands to love their own wives as their own bodies: he who is loving his own wife—himself he doth love;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— So also ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— So ought men to loue their wiues, as their owne bodies: hee that loueth his wife, loueth himselfe.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— So it becometh husbands to love their wives, as their own bodies. For he who his wife loveth, himself he loveth.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— It behooveth men so to love their wives, as [they do] their own bodies. For he that loveth his wife loveth himself.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
So 3779
{3779} Prime
οὕτω
houto
{hoo'-to}
From G3778; in this way (referring to what precedes or follows).
ought 3784
{3784} Prime
ὀφείλω
opheilo
{of-i'-lo}
Including its prolonged form (second form) used in certain tenses. Probably from the base of G3786 (through the idea of accruing); to owe (pecuniarily); figuratively to be under obligation (ought, must, should); morally to fail in duty.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
men 435
{0435} Prime
ἀνήρ
aner
{an'-ayr}
A primary word (compare G0444); a man (properly as an individual male).
to love 25
{0025} Prime
ἀγαπάω
agapao
{ag-ap-ah'-o}
Perhaps from ἄγαν [[agan]] (much; or compare [H5689]); to love (in a social or moral sense).
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
their 1438
{1438} Prime
ἑαυτοῦ
heautou
{heh-ow-too'}
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
wives 1135
{1135} Prime
γυνή
gune
{goo-nay'}
Probably from the base of G1096; a woman; specifically a wife.
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).
their own 1438
{1438} Prime
ἑαυτοῦ
heautou
{heh-ow-too'}
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
bodies. 4983
{4983} Prime
σῶμα
soma
{so'-mah}
From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.
He that loveth 25
{0025} Prime
ἀγαπάω
agapao
{ag-ap-ah'-o}
Perhaps from ἄγαν [[agan]] (much; or compare [H5689]); to love (in a social or moral sense).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
his 1438
{1438} Prime
ἑαυτοῦ
heautou
{heh-ow-too'}
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
wife 1135
{1135} Prime
γυνή
gune
{goo-nay'}
Probably from the base of G1096; a woman; specifically a wife.
loveth 25
{0025} Prime
ἀγαπάω
agapao
{ag-ap-ah'-o}
Perhaps from ἄγαν [[agan]] (much; or compare [H5689]); to love (in a social or moral sense).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
himself. 1438
{1438} Prime
ἑαυτοῦ
heautou
{heh-ow-too'}
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 5:28

_ _ Translate, “So ought husbands also (thus the oldest manuscripts read) to love their own (compare Note, see on Ephesians 5:22) wives as their own bodies.”

_ _ He that loveth his wife loveth himself — So there is the same love and the same union of body between Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:30, Ephesians 5:32).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 5:21-33.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ephesians 5:28

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

(14) Another argument: every man loves himself, even by nature: therefore he strives against nature that does not love his wife. He proves the conclusion, first by the mystical knitting of Christ and the Church together, and then by the ordinance of God, who says that man and wife are as one, that is, not to be divided.

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Ephesians 5:31 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.
Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband.
Genesis 2:21-24 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; ... Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Matthew 19:5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
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