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?
Treasury of Scripture
Genesis 2:21-24 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs...
Psalm 45:10 Listen, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also your own people, and your father's house;
Mark 10:5-9 And Jesus answered and said to them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept...
Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
cleave. [Proskollao,] 'shall be cemented to his wife,' as the Hebrew davak implies; a beautiful metaphor, forcibly intimating that nothing but death can separate them.
Genesis 34:3 And his soul joined to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spoke kindly to the damsel.
Deuteronomy 4:4 But you that did join to the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day.
Deuteronomy 10:20 You shall fear the LORD your God; him shall you serve, and to him shall you hold, and swear by his name.
Deuteronomy 11:22 For if you shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God...
1 Samuel 18:1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David...
2 Samuel 1:26 I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant have you been to me: your love to me was wonderful...
1 Kings 11:2 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said to the children of Israel, You shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in to you...
Psalm 63:8 My soul follows hard after you: your right hand upholds me.
Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; hold to that which is good.
1 Corinthians 6:16 What? know you not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, said 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...
ContextTeaching About Divorce
1And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; 2And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there. 3The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him, and saying to him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? 4And he answered and said to them, Have you not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall join to his wife: and they two shall be one flesh? 6Why they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder. 7They say to him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorce, and to put her away? 8He said to them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. 9And I say to you, Whoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery: and whoever marries her which is put away does commit adultery. 10His disciples say to him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. 11But he said to them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. 12For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
Parallel VersesAmerican 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?
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?
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?
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?