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 2:24

  • Dudley Lewellen for verse 24
    It 's the word of God the creator of all and it 's true it is The Word Of God.
  • If God want us to have wives since it is His gift to us,but some priest do ignore this iwould urge them to read isaiah 34:16
  • A husbands allegiance, except God, shall be to his wife, not his parents, relatives or friends.
  • if adam and eve were created as we certainly know they were and the only two people on earth at the time,how would adam have known what a mother and father were or even a family unit a son leaving his parents ?
  • Yehoshua Shim\'onai for verse 24
    Let me cleave myself O my love to you Commit myself to be faithful and true And let my heart be ravished more by you An Eden to keep and be caring to from my poem In Our Own Eden A Prince s Song To His Young Wife 4th stanza
  • Ken Shreve for verse 24
    This verse guarantees the fact that a marriage is by a man and a woman. And that the man was raised by a man and a woman. Any other lifestyle does not qualify for marraige

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