Ephesians 5:31

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For this cause shall a man leaue his father and mother, and shall be ioyned vnto his wife, and they two shalbe one flesh.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

"For this reason a man is to leave his father and his mother and be united to his wife, and the two shall be as one."
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

For this thing a man schal forsake his fadir and modir, and he schal drawe to his wijf; and thei schulen be tweyne in o fleisch.
- Wycliffe Bible

`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;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:31


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


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:31


Eph 5:31 For this cause, etc. This verse is quoted from Ge 2:24. It speaks not only a fact of the marriage state, but also implies that Christ left the Father for the sake of his mystical Bride.

Discussion for Ephesians 5

  • BSP
    Verse 18 says that we should not get drunk but should be filled with holy spirit.
  • Margarita
    I like Ephesians because you can apply it to our every day life and teaches us the priority that we should have daily in our Christian walk and how to commune with God our Father. It also teaches how we should have a clean vessel so the Holy Spirit can dwell in us with Almighty Power! To be a living sacrificed temple for God, only God. To be sold out the same time villa lent of evil.
  • Lilian
    We must dedicate our time to God only who can save us and we must meditate his words and receive his words every day. Delight yourself unto the Lord first all things the desire of thine heart will be added. Everything will work for good to those who love Jesus . To the couple we must submit ourselves unto God so that God can provide us happiness and peaceful relationship with our spouse.
  • BSP
    This chapter talks about he headship arrangement. God put this arrangement into place and everyone has a head to answer to with the exception of God himself.
  • Anonymous for verse 4
    If anything about this world standard is anything to by, we find that there is so much filthiness in words, actions even in our ways of life , believers are admonished not copy or conform to the standard of this world Roms 12:2, the church must as a matter of importance teach the believers to be honourable in their words and actions at the same time learn to give thanks to God in all things.
  • Tonya Wilkie pisse
    Giving you father God , praise glory in the name of your son , Jesus Christ, Amen

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