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

  • Jeff Berry
    Cheryl (I'm having problems uploading regardless what device I use), 1 Cor 15:45a "And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul..." I think your original question was "when did man become a spirit?" The answer is at creation. The spirit died because of sin but the spirit is born again when we are saved. 1 Cor 15:45 "the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit."
  • A disciple
    Cheryl; We are not only flesh and bones, but living souls. It is the spirit in us that animates our bodies. The spirit is the life and the breath; and the life is in the blood. To think that a man is only a body makes no sense: for how then do you account for the decay and corruption that consumes a dead body? The spirit of a man present in the body shows he is alive; and the spirit absent, death!
  • Jeff Berry
    John 4:24 "God is a Spirit...."
  • A disciple
    Cheryl; "If not a man be born from above; he cannot SEE the kingdom of heaven...unless a man be born of the water and of the Spirit; he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven... The words I speak unto you are Spirit, and they are life." The Preacher wrote; "Who knows the spirit of man which goes upward? and, Then shall the spirit return to God that made it."
  • CHERYL
    YES GOD MADE US IN HIS IMAGE ,, BUT HE FORM MAN FROM DUST AND THEN GAVE HIM THE BREATH OF LIFE NO WHERE DOES IT SAY HE MADE HIM A SPIRITUAL BEING YES IN HIS IMAGE BUT NOT AS HIM
  • Jeff Berry
    Cheryl, Gen 1:26; God made us in His image

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