Matthew 19:6
New International Version
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."

New Living Translation
Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together."

English Standard Version
So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Berean Study Bible
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

Berean Literal Bible
so that they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God united together, let man not separate."

New American Standard Bible
"So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."

King James Bible
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Christian Standard Bible
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate."

Contemporary English Version
Then they are no longer two people, but one. And no one should separate a couple God has joined together."

Good News Translation
So they are no longer two, but one. No human being must separate, then, what God has joined together."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, man must not separate.""

International Standard Version
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, man must never separate."

NET Bible
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."

New Heart English Bible
So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no one separate."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Therefore they were not two, but one flesh. The things therefore that God has united let not a man separate.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they are no longer two but one. Therefore, don't let anyone separate what God has joined together."

New American Standard 1977
“Consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.

American King James Version
Why they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.

American Standard Version
So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.

Darby Bible Translation
so that they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.

English Revised Version
So that they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore they are no more two, but one flesh. Therefore what God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Weymouth New Testament
Thus they are no longer two, but 'one'! What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."

World English Bible
So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, don't let man tear apart."

Young's Literal Translation
so that they are no more two, but one flesh; what therefore God did join together, let no man put asunder.'
Study Bible
Teachings about Divorce
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.” 7“Why then,” they asked, “did Moses order a man to give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”…
Cross References
Malachi 2:16
"For I hate divorce," says the LORD, the God of Israel, "and I hate when a man covers himself and his garment with violence," says the LORD of Hosts. Therefore guard yourselves in your spirit and do not break faith.

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'?

Matthew 19:7
"Why then," they asked, "did Moses order a man to give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?"

Treasury of Scripture

Why they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.

God.

Proverbs 2:17
Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.

Malachi 2:14
Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.

Mark 10:9
What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

hath.







Lexicon
So
ὥστε (hōste)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 5620: So that, therefore, so then, so as to. From hos and te; so too, i.e. Thus therefore.

they are
εἰσὶν (eisin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 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.

no longer
οὐκέτι (ouketi)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3765: No longer, no more. Also ouk eti from ou and eti; not yet, no longer.

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

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

one
μία (mia)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

flesh.
σὰρξ (sarx)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.

Therefore
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

what
(ho)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

has joined together,
συνέζευξεν (synezeuxen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4801: To yoke together, unite (as man and wife). From sun and the base of zeugos; to yoke together, i.e. conjoin.

[let] 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.

not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

separate.”
χωριζέτω (chōrizetō)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5563: From chora; to place room between, i.e. Part; reflexively, to go away.
(6) What therefore God hath joined.--Strictly interpreted, the words go further than those of Matthew 5:32, and appear to forbid divorce under all circumstances. They are, however, rather the expression of the principle that should underlie laws, than the formulated law itself, and, as such, they assert the true ideal of marriage without making provision (such as was made before) for that which violates and annuls the ideal. It is remarkable that the essence of the marriage is made to depend, not on laws, or contracts, or religious ceremonies, but on the natural fact of union. Strictly speaking, that constitutes, or should constitute, marriage. The sin of all illicit intercourse, whether in adultery, or concubinage, or prostitution, is that it separates that union from the relations and duties which the divine order has attached to and makes. if Simply minister to the lusts of man's lower nature. The evil of every system that multiplies facilities for divorce is that it treats as temporary what was designed to be permanent, and reduces marriage, so far as it goes, to concubinage durante bene placito. This may, in some stages of social progress, as the next verses indicate, be the least of two evils; but it does not cease to be an evil, and the efforts of all teachers and legislators should be directed to raise the standard of duty rather than to acquiesce in its debasement.

Verse 6. - Wherefore (ὥστε); so that. This follows from the quotation just given. Our Lord explains and confirms the original dictum by an assertion of his own and a general law. What God hath joined together. The institution of marriage is God's appointment. Christ says ο{, what, neuter singular, not "those whom," plural and concrete, that he may make it clear that he is here speaking in the abstract, not specially of Adam and Eve. What he enunciates is true of all wedlock, not simply of the case of our first parents. Let not man put asunder. Man does thus infringe the primitive rule when he divorces his with. Herein he opposes God and acts against nature. He and his wife are one; they can no more separate from one another than they can from themselves. If we regard our Lord's language in this passage without prejudice, and not reading into it modern notions, we must consider that he here decrees the indissolubility of the marriage tie. His hearers plainly understood him so to speak, as we see from the objection which they urged. 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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