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

  • Claudette
    It is so awesome to know that even God rested- Not on any day but on the creation Sabbath-Saturday. God realized that man would need to rest so he gave us the example by resting Himself. Follow Him!
  • Servant of God
    The Tree of Knowledge is this: Knowledge in Mans hand is tainted. If he ate of it he would assume equality to God.Thus it was forbidden under penalty of banishment. We must only trust in the judgement of God, for that is life! Man independent of God is Ego. It is limited, corrupt, inherantly false. All of God's prophets were in touch with God and only spoke what was Commanded by Him,blessed be
  • A disciple
    "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." The world we know right now, and our own lives, show the fact done by that Word of God. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust; disobedience of the Word is defiance against the Spirit of Life in that Word; and so alienation in mind and of nature out of course.
  • Walter
    It is the continuation of chapter 2. God rested on the seventh day. The creation of man was explained in this chapter and Man sole purpose of being on this earth. Also the purpose of the woman was explaining as well. Man takes orders from the Lord himself and the woman assist with the man from the orders that have been given by the Lord himself.
  • Cheryl
    Genesis 1 chapter 26 genesis 2 chapter 18, 19 explain
  • Jerry
    GOD is awesome :)

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