“So ought men to loue their wiues, as their owne bodies: hee that loueth his wife, loueth himselfe.”
King James Version (KJV)
25. Husbands, loue your wiues, euen as Christ also loued the Church, and gaue himselfe for it: 26. That he might sanctifie & cleanse it with the washing of water, by the word, 27. That hee might present it to himselfe a glorious Church, not hauing spot or wrinckle, or any such thing: but that it should bee holy and without blemish. 28. So ought men to loue their wiues, as their owne bodies: hee that loueth his wife, loueth himselfe. 29. For no man euer yet hated his owne flesh: but nourisheth and cherisheth it, euen as the Lord the Church: 30. For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31. For this cause shall a man leaue his father and mother, and shall be ioyned vnto his wife, and they two shalbe one flesh.