Wives, submit to your husbands. (Ephesians 5:22)
That is a misquote of Paul.
“What?!? That’s exactly what Paul says! Here it is from the King James Version—God’s own translation of the Bible:”
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands.
“And in the New Revised Standard Version:”
Wives, be subject to your husbands.
“And in the New International Version:”
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands.
“And in the English Standard Version:”
Wives, submit to your own husbands.
“Paul absolutely says that wives must submit to their husbands!”
No, he does not.
Every single one of those “quotes” is a misquote of Paul. There is no period after “husbands.” What Paul did say was:
Wives, submit to your own husbands as to the Lord.
Paul never tells wives to submit to their husbands.
In Ephesians 5:22 (as well as in Colossians 3:18 and similar passages elsewhere), Paul is telling wives in what way they should submit to their husbands.
There’s a huge difference.