And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam,
and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up
the flesh instead thereof;
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made
he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh
of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was
taken out of Man.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother,
and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one
4 And he answered
and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made
them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For
this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall
cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they
are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath
joined together, let not man put asunder. (KJV)
Corinthians 11:3, 8-9, 11-12
3 But I would have
you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head
of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
8 For the man is
not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
9 Neither was the
man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without
the man, in the Lord.
12 For as the woman
is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but
all things of God. (KJV)
5:23-25, 28, 30-31, 33
23 For the husband
is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the
church: and he is the Saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as
the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to
their own husbands in every thing.
25 Husbands, love
your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave
himself for it;
28 So ought men
to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his
wife loveth himself.
30 For we are members
of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 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.
let every one of you in particular so love his wife even
as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.