For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church:
Treasury of Scripture
Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Proverbs 11:17 The merciful man does good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubles his own flesh.
Ecclesiastes 4:5 The fool folds his hands together, and eats his own flesh.
Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom...
Ezekiel 34:14,15,27 I will feed them in a good pasture, and on the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold...
Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you...
John 6:50-58 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die...
ContextWives and Husbands
22Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body. 24Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27That 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. 28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself. 29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church: 30For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church;
For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as also Christ doth the church:
Darby Bible Translation
For no one has ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as also the Christ the assembly:
King James Bible
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
Young's Literal Translation
for no one ever his own flesh did hate, but doth nourish and cherish it, as also the Lord -- the assembly,