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Ephesians 5:31

    Ephesians 5:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this cause will a man go away from his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.

    Webster's Revision

    For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become 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."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the twain shall become one flesh.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ephesians 5:31

    Shall be joined unto his wife - Προσκολληθησεται· He shall be glued or cemented to her; and, as a well-glued board will sooner break in the whole wood than in the glued joint, so death alone can part the husband and wife; and nothing but death should dissolve their affection. See the notes on Genesis 2:21-24 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Ephesians 5:31

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Ephesians 5:31

    5:31 For this cause - Because of this intimate union. Gen 2:24.