New American Standard Bible
FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL 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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For this cause - Ἀντὶ τόυτου Anti toutou. This verse is a quotation from Genesis 2:24, and contains the account of the institution of marriage. The meaning of the phrase rendered "for this cause" is, "answerably to this;" or corresponding to this - that is, to what Paul had just said of the union of believers and the Redeemer. On the meaning of this verse, see the notes on Matthew 19:4. There is no evidence that the marriage connection was originally designed to symbolize or typify this union, but it may be used to illustrate that connection, and to show the strength of the attachment between the Redeemer and his people. The comparison should be confined, however, strictly to the use made of it in the New Testament.
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For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
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 '?
"FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER,
1 Corinthians 6:16
Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He says, "THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH."
This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.
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