Ephesians 5:15-6:9
Mutual Submission
Published June 8th, 2021
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Main point summary
Main point summary
Walk in Spirit-enabled submission to one another.
Ephesians 5:15-6:9
p Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, p making the best use of the time, because q the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what r the will of the Lord is. And s do not get drunk with wine, for that is t debauchery, but u be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in v psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, w giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father x in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, y submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Therefore be very careful how you live ... but be filled by the Spirit, 26 ... submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. 30
Βλέπετε οὖν ἀκριβῶς πῶς περιπατεῖτε ... πληροῦσθε ἐν πνεύματι,... Ὑποτασσόμενοι ἀλλήλοις ἐν φόβῳ Χριστοῦ, *
Walk in spirit-enabled submission to one another
z Wives, a submit to your own husbands, b as to the Lord. For c the husband is the head of the wife even as d Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is e himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit f in everything to their husbands. g Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and h gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by i the washing of water j with the word, so k that he might present the church to himself in splendor, l without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 1 In the same way m husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because n we are members of his body. o “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and p the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, q let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she r respects her husband.
31 Wives , submit 32 to your husbands the same way 37 husbands ought to love their wives ... Nevertheless, 43 each one of you must also love his own wife as he loves himself, 44 and the wife must 45 respect 46 her husband.
αἱ γυναῖκες τοῖς ἰδίοις ἀνδράσιν ὡς τῷ κυρίῳ, .... Οἱ ἄνδρες, ἀγαπᾶτε τὰς γυναῖκας, ... πλὴν καὶ ὑμεῖς οἱ καθʼ ἕνα, ἕκαστος τὴν ἑαυτοῦ γυναῖκα οὕτως ἀγαπάτω ὡς ἑαυτόν, ἡ δὲ γυνὴ ἵνα φοβῆται τὸν ἄνδρα.
What MSUB looks like in the wife-husband relationships
s Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. t “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, u but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Children , 1 obey your parents in the Lord 2 ... Fathers , 7 do not provoke your children to anger, 8 but raise them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Τὰ τέκνα, ὑπακούετε τοῖς γονεῦσιν ὑμῶν [ἐν κυρίῳ]• ... Καὶ οἱ πατέρες, μὴ παροργίζετε τὰ τέκνα ὑμῶν ἀλλʼ ἐκτρέφετε αὐτὰ ἐν παιδείᾳ καὶ νουθεσίᾳ κυρίου.
What MSUB looks like for child-parent relationships
v Bondservants, 1 obey your earthly masters 2 with fear and trembling, w with a sincere heart, x as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as y people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, z knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, a whether he is a bondservant 1 or is free. Masters, do the same to them, b and stop your threatening, knowing that c he who is both their Master 1 and yours is in heaven, and that d there is no partiality with him.
Slaves , 9 obey your human masters 10 with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart as to Christ, ... Masters , 16 treat your slaves 17 the same way, 18 giving up the use of threats, 19 ....
Οἱ δοῦλοι, ὑπακούετε τοῖς κατὰ σάρκα κυρίοις μετὰ φόβου καὶ τρόμου ἐν ἁπλότητι τῆς καρδίας ὑμῶν ὡς τῷ Χριστῷ,... Καὶ οἱ κύριοι, τὰ αὐτὰ ποιεῖτε πρὸς αὐτούς, ἀνιέντες τὴν ἀπειλήν, ....
What MSUB looks like for slave-master relationships
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