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

  • Corlis Ferguson
    When praying for a word to give you the Lord laid Ephesians 5 on my heart. When I read it I began to pick out certain scriptures and the Lord would whisper "No, I said Ephesians 5" So I believe the Lord wants you to read the whole chapter. I love you, Randy......always will.
  • Gregory Washington
    It's. just what l needed
  • Thelma Denson
    I enjoy reading the chapter letting us no that you can't live any kind of way if you are serving God.
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    We should always live the way that God wants us to live
  • Wayne
    Shun the very appearance of evil. Always look the other way. Praise The Lord, the power is in Christ Jesus!!! Look up, lift up your heads, our Redemption draweth nigh!
  • Bill
    Ephesians 5:3
    Can I challenge you to think like Paul is challenging us to think? God"s plan is that we not allow fornication, or uncleanness, or covetousness into our lives. NOT ONE TIME. No pornography at all. NONE. No worldly movie at all. NONE. How in the world do we accomplish this in this particular generation? Memorize and meditate on this verse and others like it.

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