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Ephesians 5:29 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also [does] the church,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For no one has ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as also the Christ the assembly:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— No one, in fact, ever yet hated, his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it,—even as, the Christ, the assembly,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for no one ever his own flesh did hate, but doth nourish and cherish it, as also the Lord—the assembly,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For no man ever hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as also Christ doth the church:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For no man euer yet hated his owne flesh: but nourisheth and cherisheth it, euen as the Lord the Church:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For no man ever hated his own body, but nourisheth it, and taketh care of it; so also the Meshiha (taketh care) of the church.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For no one ever hated his own body; but nourisheth it, and provideth for it, even as the Messiah the church.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
no man 3762
{3762} Prime
οὐδείς
oudeis
{oo-dice'}
From G3761 and G1520; not even one (man, woman or thing), that is, none, nobody, nothing.
ever yet 4218
{4218} Prime
ποτέ
pote
{pot-eh'}
From the base of G4225 and G5037; indefinite adverb, at some time, ever.
hated 3404
{3404} Prime
μισέω
miseo
{mis-eh'-o}
From a primary word μῖσος [[misos]] (hatred); to detest (especially to persecute); by extension to love less.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
his 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.
flesh; 4561
{4561} Prime
σάρξ
sarx
{sarx}
Probably from the base of G4563; flesh (as stripped of the skin), that is, (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred, or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specifically) a human being (as such).
but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
nourisheth 1625
{1625} Prime
ἐκτρέφω
ektrepho
{ek-tref'-o}
From G1537 and G5142; to rear up to maturity, that is, (generally) to cherish or train.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
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.
cherisheth 2282
{2282} Prime
θάλπω
thalpo
{thal'-po}
Probably akin to θάλλω [[thallo]] (to warm); to brood, that is, (figuratively) to foster.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
it, 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.
even x2532
(2532) Complement
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 2531
{2531} Prime
καθώς
kathos
{kath-oce'}
From G2596 and G5613; just (or inasmuch) as, that.
y2532
[2532] Standard
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.
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).
Lord 2962
{2962} Prime
κύριος
kurios
{koo'-ree-os}
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
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).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 5:29

_ _ For — Supply, and we all love ourselves: “For no man,” etc.

_ _ his own flesh — (Ephesians 5:31, end).

_ _ nourishethGreek, “nourisheth it up,” namely, to maturity. “Nourisheth,” refers to food and internal sustenance; “cherisheth,” to clothing and external fostering.

_ _ even as — Translate, “even as also.”

_ _ the Lord — The oldest manuscripts read, “Christ.” Exodus 21:10 prescribes three duties to the husband. The two former (food and raiment) are here alluded to in a spiritual sense, by “nourisheth and cherisheth”; the third “duty of marriage” is not added in consonance with the holy propriety of Scripture language: its antitype is, “know the Lord” (Hosea 2:19, Hosea 2:20) [Bengel].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 5:21-33.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 5:29

His own flesh — That is, himself. Nourisheth and cherisheth — That is, feeds and clothes it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ephesians 5:29

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

(p) His own body.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
hated:

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.
Proverbs 11:17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but [he that is] cruel troubleth his own flesh.
Ecclesiastes 4:5 The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.
Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

nourisheth:

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry [them] in his bosom, [and] shall gently lead those that are with young.
Ezekiel 34:14-15 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and [in] a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. ... I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 34:27 And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.
Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [thou] that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under [her] wings, and ye would not!
John 6:50-58 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. ... This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
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