1 Corinthians 6:16
New International Version
Do you not 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.”

New Living Translation
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.”

English Standard Version
Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.”

Berean Study Bible
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.”

Berean Literal Bible
Or do you not know that the one being joined to the prostitute is one body? For it says, "The two will become into one flesh."

King James Bible
What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

New King James Version
Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.”

New American Standard Bible
Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He says, “THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.”

NASB 1995
Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He says, “THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.”

NASB 1977
Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a harlot is one body with her? For He says, “THE TWO WILL BECOME ONE FLESH.”

Amplified Bible
Do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He says, “THE TWO SHALL BE ONE FLESH.”

Christian Standard Bible
Don’t you know that anyone joined to a prostitute is one body with her? For Scripture says, The two will become one flesh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don’t you know that anyone joined to a prostitute is one body with her? For Scripture says, The two will become one flesh.

American Standard Version
Or know ye not that he that is joined to a harlot is one body? for, The twain, saith he, shall become one flesh.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do you not know that whoever cleaves to a harlot is one body, for it is said, “They will both be one body.”

Contemporary English Version
Don't you know that a man who does that becomes part of her body? The Scriptures say, "The two of them will be like one person."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or know you not, that he who is joined to a harlot, is made one body ? For they shall be, saith he, two in one flesh.

English Revised Version
Or know ye not that he that is joined to a harlot is one body? for, The twain, saith he, shall become one flesh.

Good News Translation
Or perhaps you don't know that the man who joins his body to a prostitute becomes physically one with her? The scripture says quite plainly, "The two will become one body."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't you realize that the person who unites himself with a prostitute becomes one body with her? God says, "The two will be one."

International Standard Version
You know that the person who unites himself with a prostitute becomes one body with her, don't you? For it is said, "The two will become one flesh."

Literal Standard Version
Have you not known that he who is joined to the prostitute is one body? For it says, “The two will be into one flesh.”

NET Bible
Or do you not know that anyone who is united with a prostitute is one body with her? For it is said, "The two will become one flesh."

New Heart English Bible
Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute is one body? For he says, "The two will become one flesh."

Weymouth New Testament
Or do you not know that a man who has to do with a prostitute is one with her in body? For God says, "The two shall become one."

World English Bible
Or don't you know that he who is joined to a prostitute is one body? For, "The two," says he, "will become one flesh."

Young's Literal Translation
have ye not known that he who is joined to the harlot is one body? 'for they shall be -- saith He -- the two for one flesh.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Members of Christ
15Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 16Or 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.” 17But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with Him in spirit.…

Cross References
Genesis 2:24
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

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

1 Corinthians 6:3
Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!

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."


Treasury of Scripture

What? know you not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, said he, shall be one flesh.

an harlot.

Genesis 34:31
And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?

Genesis 38:15,24
When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had covered her face…

Judges 16:1
Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in unto her.

for.

Genesis 2:24
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Matthew 19:5,6
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? …

Mark 10:8
And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.









(16) What?--As if some one might question and resent the strength of the previous words, and wish them "watered down." "Do you not know that my strong assertion is true? It is not merely my statement; it is to be found in the Old Testament, 'Two shall be one flesh.'" This was originally (Genesis 2:24) applied to marriage, as showing the intimacy of that sacred union, but here St. Paul applies it to one aspect of a union which, in one respect, was identical with marriage. Of course the other parts of the Apostle's argument do not apply to marriage, the union being a sacred one; two becoming one flesh in marriage is no degradation of a member of Christ--nay, it is a sacred illustration of the complete unity of Christ and His body the Church. (Comp. 1Corinthians 11:29, and Notes there.)

Verse 16. - What, know ye not, etc.? The clause is used to explain and justify the strong expression which he had used in the previous verse. It involves an argument against the sin which is the most original and impressive which could have been used. To this passage especially is due the tone taken by Christians as to these sins, which differed so totally from that taken by heathen. They two. The words do not occur in Genesis 2:24, but are always so quoted in the New Testament (Matthew 19:5; Mark 10:8; Ephesians 5:31). Saith he. This is a vague Jewish formula of quotation, adopted to avoid the needless introduction of the sacred Name. "He" is "God" in Scripture. Shall be one flesh; rather, shall become. This appeal to Genesis 2:24 (Matthew 19:5) is equivalent to the rule that no intercourse between the sexes is free from sin except under the sanction of marriage.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

don’t you know
οἴδατε (oidate)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

he who
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

unites himself
κολλώμενος (kollōmenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2853: From kolla; to glue, i.e. to stick.

with a prostitute
πόρνῃ (pornē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4204: A prostitute; met: an idolatrous community. Feminine of pornos; a strumpet; figuratively, an idolater.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

one [with her]
ἓν (hen)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

in body?
σῶμά (sōma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

For
γάρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

it is said,
φησίν (phēsin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5346: To say, declare. Properly, the same as the base of phos and phaino; to show or make known one's thoughts, i.e. Speak or say.

“The
Οἱ (Hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

two
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

will become
Ἔσονται (Esontai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

one
μίαν (mian)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

flesh.”
σάρκα (sarka)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.


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