Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.