22 Married women, submit to your own husbands as if to the Lord;

23 because a husband is the Head of his wife as Christ also is the Head of the Church, being indeed the Saviour of this His Body.

24 And just as the Church submits to Christ, so also married women should be entirely submissive to their husbands.

25 Married men, love your wives, as Christ also loved the Church and gave Himself up to death for her;

26 in order to make her holy, cleansing her with the baptismal water by the word,

27 that He might present the Church to Himself a glorious bride, without spot or wrinkle or any other defect, but to be holy and unblemished.

28 So too married men ought to love their wives as much as they love themselves. He who loves his wife loves himself.

29 For never yet has a man hated his own body. On the contrary he feeds and cherishes it, just as Christ feeds and cherishes the Church;

30 because we are, as it were, parts of His Body.

31 »For this reason a man is to leave his father and his mother and be united to his wife, and the two shall be as one.«

32 That is a great truth hitherto kept secret: I mean the truth concerning Christ and the Church.

33 Yet I insist that among you also, each man is to love his own wife as much as he loves himself, and let a married woman see to it that she treats her husband with respect.