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

  • Dennis
    Full of inspirations
  • Monica
    I love this. It seems to me, that many people have forgotten, or perhaps, they never learned the true meaning of a real marriage. If this was true, the divorce rate would not be so high. If people would go back to the basic foundation, the scripture, one"a life would be easier--it would have to be.
  • Lilian
    God can only bless the Couple and bind them into one. Husband and the wife will become in one flesh. It is very important to have a legally married for the marriage in the church is sacrament where the house of witnessing. But above all this couple must walk in spirit and not in the flesh. Obey God's words and meditate them every day. If the Couple need Jesus then you have everything that u Need
  • Mark Rubenstein
    God said , " Let Us Create Man in Our Image " . Us Our is more then one ! Why ? As God made Adam Eve joined in holy marriage they became one flesh . God sows He is one God, Father Son Spirit, joined in 3 forms . We were made in His image , Body Soul Spirit . God wants us to be a team . As a team , ie. , the body of Christ , we can reflect His light to those in spiritual darkness ! " Hear all Israel the Lord, our God , the Lord is One " ! Unconditional love comes from Above !
  • Abogah
    It appears to me that the duty to love and to submit must go hand in hand and none should be demanded. I can imagine the difficulty of loving a non-submissive wife similarly the duty to reverence a non-loving husband. Both partners require the grace to fulfill their part of the requirements
  • Christopher ihe ijeoma
    Ephesians 5 speaks as a direct instruction from our MAKER on how to conduct ourselves in behavior, relationship and character.

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