Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Ephesians 5:25 in English Standard Version "Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her," Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Eph 5:28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. Eph 5:33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. 1Pe 3:7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.