21submitting to one another in the fear of Christ.#Col 3:16-17; 1Pt 1:17 22Wives,#1Pt 3:1 submit#5:22 Other mss omit submit#Gn 3:16; 1Co 11:3,7-9,11-12; Col 3:18; Ti 2:4-5; 1Pt 3:1-6 to your husbands#1Pt 3:1 as to the Lord, 23because the husband is the head of the wife#1Co 11:3 as Christ is the head#Col 2:10 of the church. He is the Savior of the body.#Col 3:18—4:1 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives are to submit to their husbands in everything. 25Husbands, love your wives,#Col 3:19; 1Pt 3:7 just as Christ loved#Jn 3:16; 1Co 13:1; 2Th 2:13 the church and gave himself#Ti 2:14 for her 26to make her holy, cleansing#5:26 Or having cleansed her with the washing of water by the word. 27He did this to present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and blameless.#Jd 24 28In the same way, husbands are to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29For no one ever hates his own flesh but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church, 30since we are members of his body.#5:30 Other mss add and of his flesh and of his bones 31For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,#1Pt 3:1 and the two will become one flesh.#5:31Gn 2:24#Gn 2:24 32This mystery#1Co 2:7 is profound, but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33To sum up, each one of you is to love his wife as himself, and the wife is to respect her husband.