Matthew 19:5
New International Version
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'?

New Living Translation
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.'

English Standard Version
and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?

Berean Study Bible
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’?

Berean Literal Bible
and said, 'On account of this a man will leave the father and mother and be joined with his wife, and the two will become into one flesh'?--

New American Standard Bible
and said, 'FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH '?

King James Bible
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?

Christian Standard Bible
and he also said, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh?

Contemporary English Version
That's why a man leaves his father and mother and gets married. He becomes like one person with his wife.

Good News Translation
And God said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and unite with his wife, and the two will become one.'

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and He also said: "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh?

International Standard Version
and said, 'That is why a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh'?

NET Bible
and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and will be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh'?

New Heart English Bible
and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother, and be joined to his wife; and the two will become one flesh?'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall cleave to his wife and the two of them shall be one flesh.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and that he said, 'That's why a man will leave his father and mother and will remain united with his wife, and the two will be one'?

New American Standard 1977
and said, ‘FOR THIS CAUSE A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, AND SHALL CLEAVE TO HIS WIFE; AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH’?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and they shall be two in one flesh.

King James 2000 Bible
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they two shall be one flesh?

American King James Version
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall join to his wife: and they two shall be one flesh?

American Standard Version
and said, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?

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

Darby Bible Translation
and said, On account of this a man shall leave father and mother, and shall be united to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh?

English Revised Version
and said, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the twain shall become one flesh?

Webster's Bible Translation
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they two shall be one flesh?

Weymouth New Testament
and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two shall be one'?

World English Bible
and said, 'For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall join to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?'

Young's Literal Translation
and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and they shall be -- the two -- for one flesh?
Study Bible
Teachings about Divorce
4Jesus answered, “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’ 5and 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’? 6So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”…
Cross References
Genesis 2:24
For this reason a man will leave his father and his mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

Malachi 2:15
Has not the LORD made them one, having a portion of the Spirit? And why one? Because He seeks godly offspring. Therefore guard yourselves in your spirit and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.

Matthew 19:6
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."

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."

Treasury of Scripture

And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall join to his wife: and they two shall be one flesh?

said.

Genesis 2:21-24
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; …

Psalm 45:10
Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;

Mark 10:5-9
And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept…

cleave.

Genesis 34:3
And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

Deuteronomy 4:4
But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day.

Deuteronomy 10:20
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.

and they.

1 Corinthians 6:16
What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

1 Corinthians 7:2,4
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband…







Lexicon
and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

said,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

‘For this reason
Ἕνεκα (Heneka)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1752: Or heneken hen'-ek-en or heineken hi'-nek-en; of uncertain affinity; on account of.

a man
ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

will leave
καταλείψει (kataleipsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2641: From kata and leipo; to leave down, i.e. Behind; by implication, to abandon, have remaining.

[his]
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

father
πατέρα (patera)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

mother
μητέρα (mētera)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3384: A mother. Apparently a primary word; a 'mother'.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

be united to
κολληθήσεται (kollēthēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2853: From kolla; to glue, i.e. to stick.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

wife,
γυναικὶ (gynaiki)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

will become
ἔσονται (esontai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

flesh’?
σάρκα (sarka)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.
(5) And said, For this cause.--In Genesis 2:24 the words appear as spoken by Adam; but words so uttered, prompted by the Holy Spirit, and stamped with the divine sanction, might well be looked on as an oracle from God, the expression of a law of His appointment.

Verse 5. - And said. The words that follow are assigned to Adam in Genesis 2:23, 24, but he spake by inspiration of God, as he knew nothing of "father and mother" by personal experience, and therefore they can be rightly attributed to the Creator. It was, in fact, a prophetic utterance of which Adam was the mouthpiece; as St. Augustine says, "Deus utique per hominem dixit quod homo prophetando praedixit." For this cause. Because of this Divine appointment, and especially of the peculiar creation of Eve. She was not formed separately of the dust of the earth, but directly from the substance of Adam; so she was one with her husband, nearer than all other human relations, superior to the tenderest ties of nature and birth. Shall cleave (προσκολληθήσεται, or κολληθήσεται); literally, shall be glued to; adhaerebit. The word expresses the closest possible union, stronger and higher than that towards parents. They twain shall be one flesh; the two shall become one flesh (ἔσονται οἱ δίο εἰς σάρκα μίαν). The Septuagint and Samaritan Pentateuch insert "the two," which is not in the present Hebrew text. Our Lord adopts the addition as conveying the correct sense. In marriage there is a moral and physical union, so that two persons become virtually one being. Originally, man contained woman in himself before she was separated from him; she was a corporeal unity with man; or, as others put it, man, as a race, was created male and female, the latter being implicitly contained in the former; the previous unity is thus asserted. In marriage this unity is acknowledged and continued. St. Paul quotes this text in Ephesians 5:31; and in 1 Corinthians 6:16 uses it as an argument against fornication, 19:3-12 The Pharisees were desirous of drawing something from Jesus which they might represent as contrary to the law of Moses. Cases about marriage have been numerous, and sometimes perplexed; made so, not by the law of God, but by the lusts and follies of men; and often people fix what they will do, before they ask for advice. Jesus replied by asking whether they had not read the account of the creation, and the first example of marriage; thus pointing out that every departure therefrom was wrong. That condition is best for us, and to be chosen and kept to accordingly, which is best for our souls, and tends most to prepare us for, and preserve us to, the kingdom of heaven. When the gospel is really embraced, it makes men kind relatives and faithful friends; it teaches them to bear the burdens, and to bear with the infirmities of those with whom they are connected, to consider their peace and happiness more than their own. As to ungodly persons, it is proper that they should be restrained by laws, from breaking the peace of society. And we learn that the married state should be entered upon with great seriousness and earnest prayer.
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