25 mHusbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and ngave himself for it; 26 That he might psanctify and pcleanse it owith the washing of water pby the word, 27 qThat he might present it to himself a glorious church, rnot having sspot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be tholy and without blemish. 28 So ought men to mlove their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
See ver. 2.
Cited generally from Cant. 4:7.
See ch. 1:4.