Marido e Mulher
In like manner, the wives, be you subject to your own husbands, that even if certain are disobedient to the word, through the conversation of the wives, without the word, they may be won,
having beheld your pure behaviour in fear,
22 The wives! to your own husbands subject yourselves, as to the Lord,
23 because the husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ is head of the assembly, and he is saviour of the body,
24 but even as the assembly is subject to Christ, so also are the wives to their own husbands in everything.
and to the married I announce -- not I, but the Lord -- let not a wife separate from a husband:
but and if she may separate, let her remain unmarried, or to the husband let her be reconciled, and let not a husband send away a wife.
1 And concerning the things of which you wrote to me: good it is for a man not to touch a woman,
2 and because of the whoredom let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her proper husband;
3 to the wife let the husband the due benevolence render, and in like manner also the wife to the husband;
4 the wife over her own body has not authority, but the husband; and, in like manner also, the husband over his own body has not authority, but the wife.
5 Defraud not one another, except by consent for a time, that you may be free for fasting and prayer, and again may come together, that the Adversary may not tempt you because of your incontinence;
The husbands, in like manner, dwelling with them, according to knowledge, as to a weaker vessel -- to the wife -- imparting honour, as also being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered.
And, if the unbelieving does separate himself -- let him separate himself: the brother or the sister is not under servitude in such cases, and in peace has God called us;
for what, have you known, O wife, whether the husband you shalt save? or what, have you known, O husband, whether the wife you shalt save?
but you also, every one in particular -- let each his own wife so love as himself, and the wife -- that she may reverence the husband.
The wives! be subject to your own husbands, as is fit in the Lord;
the husbands! love your wives, and be not bitter with them;
for the married woman to the living husband has been bound by law, and if the husband may die, she has been free from the law of the husband;
25 The husbands! love your own wives, as also the Christ did love the assembly, and did give himself for it,
26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it with the bathing of the water in the saying,
27 that he might present it to himself the assembly in glory, not having spot or wrinkle, or any of such things, but that it may be holy and unblemished;
28 so ought the husbands to love their own wives as their own bodies: he who is loving his own wife -- himself he does love;
29 for no one ever his own flesh did hate, but does nourish and cherish it, as also the Lord -- the assembly,
4 And he answering said to them, 'Did you not read, that He who madethem, from the beginning a male and a female made them,
5 and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and they shall be -- the two -- for one flesh?
6 So that they are no more two, but one flesh; what therefore God did join together, let no man put asunder.'