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“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
King James Version (KJV)
Therefore shall a man leaue his father and his mother, and shall cleaue vnto his wife: and they shalbe one flesh.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Genesis chapter 2
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
- American Standard Version (1901)
For this cause will a man go away from his father and his mother and be joined to his wife; and they will be one flesh.
- Basic English Bible
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
- Darby Bible
Wherefore a man shall leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be two in one flesh.
- Douay Rheims Bible
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
- Webster's Bible
Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh.
- World English Bible
therefore doth a man leave his father and his mother, and hath cleaved unto his wife, and they have become one flesh.
- Youngs Literal Bible
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible
Dudley Lewellen's comment on 2015-06-26 17:00:36:
It 's the word of God the creator of all and it 's true it is The Word Of God.
nate's comment on 2015-02-25 08:13:38:
in regards to Jeff 's comment on Adam and knowing about marriage. the text does not indicate these are Adam 's words. they would appear to be a comment made in regards to the creation of man and woman and the basis for the biblical definition of marriage.
Dana's comment on 2014-11-20 00:15:16:
A husbands allegiance, except God, shall be to his wife, not his parents, relatives or friends.
jeff's comment on 2014-08-06 17:32:30:
if adam and eve were created as we certainly know they were and the only two people on earth at the time,how would adam have known what a mother and father were or even a family unit a son leaving his parents ?
Yehoshua Shim\'onai's comment on 2014-02-13 04:37:01:
Let me cleave myself O my love to you Commit myself to be faithful and true And let my heart be ravished more by you An Eden to keep and be caring to from my poem In Our Own Eden A Prince s Song To His Young Wife 4th stanza
Ken Shreve's comment on 2014-01-18 16:39:46:
This verse guarantees the fact that a marriage is by a man and a woman. And that the man was raised by a man and a woman. Any other lifestyle does not qualify for marraige
sylvia's comment on 2013-11-20 02:44:31:
Ilike the verse becos it state God purpose for marriage.because without two people coming together there will be nothing like marriage will should remember that marriage is a calling. God call us to It and we are free to respond to that call.the only part to true joy in life is following the one that God intended for you.
luckson's comment on 2013-10-18 16:16:23:
who lives parents here? But in many african countries wives are the ones who live parents...help
Debra's comment on 2013-10-17 06:30:52:
I greet all in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. I am going to talk about tha said biblical verse. in my understanding the verse doen't say a man must abandon his parents, but it says must'cleave' to her wife. but in todays generation it apear as if the verse says a man must forget completely about his parents regardless of the situation his parents are in. for example,some man grown up in a family where the father has long passed away and left mother with other children to take care off. But because of misinterpretation of this verse you will find a man forgetting about his siblings and instead helping her spouses family.consequently the inlaws develop a deap hatred to her doughter in law. therefore i urge you man of God to interprete this verse clearly when uniting us with Holy matrimony.
Reveille's comment on 2013-06-04 03:57:17:
I like this verse. To me it means the couple become each other's closest friend and confidant. They can trust each other. Scripture is handling the mother in laws right here! LoL The wife and husband become each others counsel and they choose together the things of their household.
Funeka's comment on 2012-03-05 02:00:10:
I think this verse is deliberately left out during weddings or counselling because people are running away from the truth of God that husband and wife are one with each other. The cause for so much chaos in most African people is that in laws always want to prove a point that they are more concerned with their own child than their spouse is. This is causing a lot of decay in marriages, and at some point in time, we are all going to become mothers and fathers in law, so we need to just give our children a chance to grow, start and head their own families. One family cannot have 2 or more heads. Such as the church is headed by Christ is a wife headed by one person, the husband. When everyone wants to take a leading role in a wife's life all hell breaks loose.
All other verses are made clear and explaine very well in detail to couples, but this one is mentioned in passing or not at all. This cause an imbalance in homes and this gap needs to be closed.
Michelle Peru's comment on 2011-12-25 22:43:09:
I was in a long term relationship who was the father of children who just vanished out of our lives all because of his parents filling in mind with negativity and making him go by thier choices.Pretty much his parents were interfering in or lives in disagreeeing that he spend to much money in rent and natural finaces of every day life. so I love this scripture I would of like to have read to him and his parents.
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