A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.
But if anyone doesn’t provide for his own, and especially his own household, 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.’”
May the Lord make you to increase and abound in love toward one another and toward all men, even as we also do toward you,
Nevertheless each of you must also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
You are all beautiful, my love. There is no spot in you.
Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend’s countenance.
But, because of sexual immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.
House and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from Yahweh.
Who can find a worthy woman? For her value is far above rubies.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? For if I were still pleasing men, I wouldn’t be a servant of Christ.
Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.
A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold.
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him who is alone when he falls, and doesn’t have another to lift him up.
Therefore, whatever you desire for men to do to you, you shall also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.
Don’t be unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what fellowship do righteousness and iniquity have? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness?
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly and gave himself up for her,
that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
Yahweh God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body.
Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
Husbands, love your wives, and don’t be bitter against them.
If a man prevails against one who is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
5 Yes, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence; and in moral excellence, knowledge;
6 and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control, perseverance; and in perseverance, godliness;
7 and in godliness, brotherly affection; and in brotherly affection, love.