Paul explained the role of husbands. They were to love their wives as Christ loves his church. Christ gave himself up for the church to sanctify it by washing with the word. Thus, the church is without spot or wrinkle, holy without a blemish. Husbands should love their wives as their own body. Whoever love his wife, loves himself. Nobody hates his own body. Husbands should nourish and care for their wives, because we are all members of Christ’s body.
“‘Pour it out
On the children in the street!
Pour it out also
On the gatherings of young men!
Both husband with wife shall be taken.
The old folk shall be taken.
The very aged shall be taken.
Their houses shall be turned over to others.
Their fields shall be turned over to others.
Their wives also shall be turned over to others.
I will stretch out my hand
Against the inhabitants of the land.’
Yahweh, via Jeremiah, says that this information should be spread to the children in the streets and the young men. However, both husbands and wives will be taken away, as well as the old and very old people. Their houses, wives, and fields will be turned over to others. Yahweh was going to stretch out his hand against the inhabitants of this land.
“A bad wife is
Like a chafing yoke.
Taking hold of her is
Like grasping a scorpion.
A drunken wife
Arouses great anger.
She cannot hide her shame.
The haughty stare betrays
An unchaste wife.
Her eyelids give her away.”
Oh, oh, we are back to the evil bad wife. She is like a chafing yoke, which was put on oxen. Holding her was like trying to grab a scorpion. Now she is also a drunkard, as if no husbands were ever drunkards. This over indulging wife brings anger and shame. You can tell that she is an unchaste wife by her eyelids. Watch out for those eyelids!