Matthew 19:4
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New International Version
"Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,'

King James Bible
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

Darby Bible Translation
But he answering said [to them], Have ye not read that he who made [them], from the beginning made them male and female,

World English Bible
He answered, "Haven't you read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female,

Young's Literal Translation
And he answering said to them, 'Did ye not read, that He who made them, from the beginning a male and a female made them,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He which made them at the beginning - When Adam and Eve were the first of human kind.

Made them male and female - Merely through the design of matrimonial union, that the earth might be thus peopled. To answer a case of conscience, a man should act as Christ does here; pay no regard to that which the corruption of manners has introduced into Divine ordinances, but go back to the original will, purpose, and institution of God. Christ will never accommodate his morality to the times, nor to the inclinations of men. What was done at the beginning is what God judged most worthy of his glory, most profitable for man, and most suitable to nature.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Have.

Matthew 12:3 But he said to them, Have you not read what David did, when he was an hungered, and they that were with him;

Matthew 21:6,42 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them...

Matthew 22:31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying,

Mark 2:25 And he said to them, Have you never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungered, he, and they that were with him?

Mark 12:10,26 And have you not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner...

Luke 6:3 And Jesus answering them said, Have you not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungered...

Luke 10:26 He said to him, What is written in the law? how read you?

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Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Genesis 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

Malachi 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And why one? That he might seek a godly seed...

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The Requirements of the King
'And, behold, one came and said unto Him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17. And He said unto him, Why callest thou Me good? there is none good but One, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. 18. He saith unto Him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19. Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xix. 28, "Come unto Me, all Ye that Labour and are Heavy Laden," Etc.
1. We heard in the Gospel that the Lord, rejoicing greatly in Spirit, said unto God the Father, "I confess to Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in Thy sight. All things are delivered unto Me of My Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him." [2306] I have
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

On the Journey to Jerusalem - Departure from Ephraim by Way of Samaria and Galilee - Healing of Ten Lepers - Prophetic Discourse of the Coming
The brief time of rest and quiet converse with His disciples in the retirement of Ephraim was past, and the Saviour of men prepared for His last journey to Jerusalem. All the three Synoptic Gospels mark this, although with varying details. [4875] From the mention of Galilee by St. Matthew, and by St. Luke of Samaria and Galilee - or more correctly, between (along the frontiers of) Samaria and Galilee,' we may conjecture that, on leaving Ephraim, Christ made a very brief detour along the northern
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Last Incidents in Peræa - the Young Ruler who Went Away Sorrowful - to Leave all for Christ - Prophecy of his Passion - The
As we near the goal, the wondrous story seems to grow in tenderness and pathos. It is as if all the loving condescension of the Master were to be crowded into these days; all the pressing need also, and the human weaknesses of His disciples. And with equal compassion does He look upon the difficulties of them who truly seek to come to Him, and on those which, springing from without, or even from self and sin, beset them who have already come. Let us try reverently to follow His steps, and learn of
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Genesis 1:27
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Genesis 5:2
He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them "Mankind" when they were created.

Malachi 2:15
Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.

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