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 5:31

  • W. Howard for verse 31
    Mark 3
    Matt 12
    "A house divided cannot stand"
    Married for 29 years. My wife has always been afraid to leave her family. As a husband and as a father, my word has always been condemned. I try to avoid an attitude of "see I told you" but after three decades my fears are reality. Problems as parents, problems with finances and problems with physical health continue. Several times I'm asked if I would do it again. I would truly require that we move far away so we can develop our own family! A house divided cannot stand! Important roles as Christians, as spouses and then as parents! Nurture these now. For thise
  • Lucinda Nelson for verse 31
    This verse hits home yo the marriage problems mu husband. N myself r having with his family is there any other verses that closely pertain to this verse

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