New International Version
"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shall be joined unto his wife - Προσκολληθησεται· He shall be glued or cemented to her; and, as a well-glued board will sooner break in the whole wood than in the glued joint, so death alone can part the husband and wife; and nothing but death should dissolve their affection. See the notes on Genesis 2:21-24 (note).
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LibraryJanuary 1. "Redeeming the Time" (Eph. v. 16).
"Redeeming the time" (Eph. v. 16). Two little words are found in the Greek version here. They are translated "ton kairon" in the revised version, "Buying up for yourselves the opportunity." The two words ton kairon mean, literally, the opportunity. They do not refer to time in general, but to a special point of time, a juncture, a crisis, a moment full of possibilities and quickly passing by, which we must seize and make the best of before it has passed away. It is intimated that there are not …
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That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
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'?
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,
1 Corinthians 6:16
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."
This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church.
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