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

  • Irene123
    Eph. 5:21 - "Since God is the source of all power, authority; when we submit to His Word we submit to Him. Yes, submit. By using the 'S' word God is saying, "I am not saying you have to like it before you do it." Matt. 11:30. All power; the simple act of being able to use our jaws to chew, to talk, to point a finger at an object, to scratch your toes together when they itch; He's the source .....
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 5:6 LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU WITH VAIN WORDS FOR BECAUSE OF THESE THINGS COMETH THE WRATH OF GOD UPON THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE 5:7 BE NOT YOU THEREFORE PARTAKERS WITH THEM
  • BSP
    We should thank God for all the good that we are able to enjoy. Jehovah a God has given us the gift of life and any good that we enjoy is truly because he allows us to exist.
  • I AM
    Whoso privily slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has a high look and a proud heart will not I suffer. Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, says the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee. And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
  • Irene123
    V. Ship - I really enjoyed your message on Eph.; It was 'refreshing' - to say the least - LOL.
  • LadyA
    LOVE THE LORD GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR MIND AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL.

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