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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

5:22 Wives, submit yourselves. The instructions concerning the proper relations between husbands and wives—the wife submitting to her husband, the husband loving his wife with deeply sacrificial love—found in Ephesians 5:22-33 should be understood as included in the exhortation to be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). They follow both from the original created purpose for men and women (Ephesians 5:30-31) and the relation between Christ and the church (Ephesians 5:25-27).

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