25 Husbands, love your own wives, even as the Christ also loved the assembly, and has delivered himself up for it, 26 in order that he might sanctify it, purifying [it] by the washing of water by [the] word, 27 that *he* might present the assembly to himself glorious, having no spot, or wrinkle, or any of such things; but that it might be holy and blameless.
That Thou mightest soon present her
To Thyself, all glorious, Lord,
Thou dost nourish her and cherish,
Sanctifying by the word;
Till, without one spot or wrinkle,
Thou shalt have Thy glorious bride,
Made by God for Thee a helpmate,
And Thy heart be satisfied.