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

  • Patience
    It is good for mankind to remain innocent in the hand of God.
  • Adams
    Everything is in god Wisdom
  • Createams

    Genesis Chapter 2: this is the beginning, the eighth day; even our generation. Gen 2:4 refers to the summary put in the chronological order of chapter 1. For Moses to have written or even more likely narrated a more detailed account of what God showed him on mount Sinai concerning those events; Deut. 5:5 (I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to shew you (shew you) the word of the Lord:
  • Peter
    I have a few medical problems probably due to my diet; but recently i wonder what would i be eating if I were in the Garden of Eden today for breakfast? Incidentally, i think that the tree of evil still do exist. The answer to that question said that it probably doesn't. I have just completed a book which I think relates to that question.
  • Shirley M. Smith
    My opinion is. Yahweh is all knowledge. Who can question Him according to his will. When he spoke things into their existing it pleased him. But there was no,one to care for all of Yahweh creation so after he took and breathed life into Adam he gave him warnings first sign of obedience. Then he gave him the first surgery out of it came a woman. Yahweh knows exactly what to do we could never do him
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX. Verse 18. MYSTERY ! There is Truly more to this verse along with its backround than all of us have have been taught and lead to believe. One must ask his or her self, why would God create Adam already with {genitals} as Gods Holy Word is accurate, logical

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