Ephesians 5:31
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New Living Translation
As the Scriptures say, "A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one."

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
Because of this a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be united to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh.

World English Bible
"For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will be joined to his wife. The two will become one flesh."

Young's Literal Translation
'for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and they shall be -- the two -- for one flesh;'

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:31 For this cause - Because of this intimate union. Gen 2:24.

Ephesians 5:31 Parallel Commentaries

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Pleasing Christ
'Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.'--Eph. v. 10. These words are closely connected with those which precede them in the 8th verse--'Walk as children of light.' They further explain the mode by which that commandment is to be fulfilled. They who, as children of light, mindful of their obligations and penetrated by its brightness, seek to conform their active life to the light to which they belong, are to do so by making experiment of, or investigating and determining, what is 'acceptable
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

Unfruitful Works of Darkness
'And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.'--Eph. v. 11. We have seen in a former sermon that 'the fruit,' or outcome, 'of the Light' is a comprehensive perfection, consisting in all sorts and degrees of goodness and righteousness and truth. Therefore, the commandment, 'Walk as children of the light,' sums up all Christian morality. Is there need, then, for any additional precept? Yes; for Christian people do not live in an empty world. If there were
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

Sleepers at Noonday
'Wherefore He saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light,'--Eph. v. 14. This is the close of a short digression about 'light.' The 'wherefore' at the beginning of my text seems to refer to the whole of the verses that deal with that subject. It is as if the Apostle had said, 'I have been telling you about light and its blessed effects. Now I tell you how you may win it for yours. The condition on which it is to be received by men is that they awake
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

What Children of Light Should Be
'Walk as children of light.'--Eph. v. 8. It was our Lord who coined this great name for His disciples. Paul's use of it is probably a reminiscence of the Master's, and so is a hint of the existence of the same teachings as we now find in the existing Gospels, long before their day. Jesus Christ said, 'Believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light'; and Paul gives substantially the same account of the way by which a man becomes a Son of the Light when he says, in the words preceding
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

Cross References
Genesis 2:24
This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.

Matthew 19:5
And he said, 'This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.'

Mark 10:7
'This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife,

1 Corinthians 6:16
And don't you realize that if a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? For the Scriptures say, "The two are united into one."

Ephesians 5:32
This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one.

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