But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his [own] house, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
' Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' "
And may the Lord make you to increase and abound in love toward one another and toward all [men], as indeed we also do toward you,
Nevertheless you also individually, let each one love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respect her husband.
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let each [man] have his own wife, and let each [woman] have her own husband.
For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he that loves his own wife loves himself.
Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, thus also you do to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Do not become unequally yoked with unbelievers; for what participation is there for righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion is there for light with darkness?
Husbands, love your own wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
in order that He might sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing of water by the word,
Wives, subject yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord,
because the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.
Wives, subject yourselves to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
5 But also [for] this very reason, making every effort, provide with your faith virtue, and with virtue knowledge,
6 and with knowledge self-control, and with self-control perseverance, and with perseverance godliness,
7 and with godliness brotherly love, and with brotherly love, love.