Genesis 2:24

“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)

Other Translations

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) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 2:24


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.


Discussion for Genesis 2

  • Beatrice Laryea
    this is learning me more and more
  • Blessed chipunza
    genesis is our creation
  • Merry
    Hello yes I was raised Seventh-day Adventist says right there the rest of the seventh day and they changed it to Sunday I cannot tell you the suffering and the abuse and the way I was pretty much really made fun of because we went to church on Saturday years of abuse I was called the most weirdest person in the neighborhood on the right forget it and I grew up between Newport and Laguna beach
  • Lu2677
    "host" Joshua 10:5 (trained soldiers) (armed servants) "5 Kings and all their host, encamped before Gibeon."
    "host of heaven" Deuteronomy 4:19 (are god's created angels), Deuteronomy 17:3.
  • THERESA
    On the passage he finished with the host of them is interesting what's the host
  • Kim
    For nanah...verse 8 clearly states that the garden was planted eastward in eden. If you continue to read the scriptures and truely study them...meaning taking each one apart and meditating on them..all of your answers are there!!!!

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