Robertson's Word Pictures (NT)
For the husband is the head of the wife (oti anhr estin kefalh thv gunaikov). "For a husband is head of the (his) wife." No article with anhr or kefalh.
As Christ also is the head of the church (wv kai o Xristov kefalh thv ekklhsiav). No article with kefalh, "as also Christ is head of the church." This is the comparison, but with a tremendous difference which Paul hastens to add either in an appositional clause or as a separate sentence.
Himself the saviour of the body (autov swthr tou swmatov). He means the church as the body of which Christ is head and Saviour.
Other Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) entries containing Ephesians 5:23:
1 Corinthians 7:27
1 Corinthians 10:17
1 Corinthians 12:12
1 Corinthians 12:28
1 Timothy 1:1
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