Genesis 2:24
Parallel Verses
New International Version
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

New Living Translation
This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.

English Standard Version
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

New American Standard Bible
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

King James Bible
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh.

International Standard Version
(Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother and cling to his wife, and they will become one flesh.)

NET Bible
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and unites with his wife, and they become a new family.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is why a man will leave his father and mother and will be united with his wife, and they will become one flesh.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh.

New American Standard 1977
For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

American King James Version
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall join to his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

American Standard Version
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore a man shall leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be two in one flesh.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

English Revised Version
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

World English Bible
Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh.

Young's Literal Translation
therefore doth a man leave his father and his mother, and hath cleaved unto his wife, and they have become one flesh.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:18-25 Power over the creatures was given to man, and as a proof of this he named them all. It also shows his insight into the works of God. But though he was lord of the creatures, yet nothing in this world was a help meet for man. From God are all our helpers. If we rest in God, he will work all for good. God caused deep sleep to fall on Adam; while he knows no sin, God will take care that he shall feel no pain. God, as her Father, brought the woman to the man, as his second self, and a help meet for him. That wife, who is of God's making by special grace, and of God's bringing by special providence, is likely to prove a help meet for a man. See what need there is, both of prudence and prayer in the choice of this relation, which is so near and so lasting. That had need to be well done, which is to be done for life. Our first parents needed no clothes for covering against cold or heat, for neither could hurt them: they needed none for ornament. Thus easy, thus happy, was man in his state of innocency. How good was God to him! How many favours did he load him with! How easy were the laws given to him! Yet man, being in honour, understood not his own interest, but soon became as the beasts that perish.
Study Bible
The Creation of Woman
23The man 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." 24For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. 25And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.…
Cross References
Matthew 19:5
and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'?

Mark 10:7
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,

Mark 10:8
and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one flesh.

1 Corinthians 6:16
Or don't you know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, "The two will become one flesh."

Ephesians 5:31
"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."

Genesis 4:19
Lamech took to himself two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah.

Proverbs 2:17
That leaves the companion of her youth And forgets the covenant of her God;

Malachi 2:15
"But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit. And what did that one do while he was seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall join to his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

leave.

Genesis 24:58,59 And they called Rebekah, and said to her, Will you go with this man? …

Genesis 31:14,15 And Rachel and Leah answered and said to him, Is there yet any portion …

Psalm 45:10 Listen, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also …

cleave.

Leviticus 22:12,13 If the priest's daughter also be married to a stranger, she may not …

Deuteronomy 4:4 But you that did join to the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day.

Deuteronomy 10:20 You shall fear the LORD your God; him shall you serve, and to him …

Joshua 23:8 But hold to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

Psalm 45:10 Listen, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also …

Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed …

Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted …

and they shall be one flesh. The LXX. Vulgate, Syriac, Arabic, and Samaritan read, they two; as is also read in several of the Parallel Passages.

Malachi 2:14-16 Yet you say, Why? Because the LORD has been witness between you and …

Matthew 19:3-9 The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him, and saying to him, …

Mark 10:6-12 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female…

Romans 7:2 For the woman which has an husband is bound by the law to her husband …

1 Corinthians 6:16,17 What? know you not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? …

1 Corinthians 7:2-4,10 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, …

1 Corinthians 7:11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled …

Ephesians 5:28-31 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves …

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house…

1 Peter 3:1-7 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, …

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