New Living Translation
This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.
King James Bible
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
World English Bible
Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh.
Young's Literal Translation
therefore doth a man leave his father and his mother, and hath cleaved unto his wife, and they have become one flesh.
Genesis 2:24 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:24 The sabbath and marriage were two ordinances instituted in innocency, the former for the preservation of the church, the latter for the preservation of mankind. It appears by Mt 19:4,5, that it was God himself who said here, a man must leave all his relations to cleave to his wife; but whether he spake it by Moses or by Adam who spake, Ge 2:23 is uncertain: It should seem they are the words of Adam in God's name, laying down this law to all his posterity. The virtue of a divine ordinance, and the bonds of it, are stronger even than those of nature. See how necessary it is that children should take their parents consent with them in their marriage; and how unjust they are to their parents, as well as undutiful, if they marry without it; for they rob them of their right to them, and interest in them, and alienate it to another fraudulently and unnaturally.
LibraryTurn Away Thine Eyes from Me, Because they have Made Me to Flee Away; Thy Hair is as a Flock of Goats that Appear from Gilead.
It is impossible to conceive the delicacy of the love of God, and the extremity of purity which He requires of souls that are to be His Brides; the perfection of one state is the imperfection of another. Heretofore the Bridegroom rejoiced infinitely that His Spouse never turned her eyes away from Him; now, He desires her not to look at Him; He tells her that her eyes have made Him to flee away. When once the soul has begun to flow into her God, as a river into its original source, she must be wholly …
Madame Guyon—Song of Songs of Solomon
Epistle xiv. To the Count Narses .
Epistle xxxiv. To Eulogius, Bishop.
The Formation of the Old Testament Canon
And he said, 'This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.'
'This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife,
and the two are united into one.' Since they are no longer two but one,
1 Corinthians 6:16
And don't you realize that if a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? For the Scriptures say, "The two are united into one."
As the Scriptures say, "A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one."
Lamech married two women. The first was named Adah, and the second was Zillah.
She has abandoned her husband and ignores the covenant she made before God.
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