Mark 10:7

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For this cause shall a man leaue his father and mother, and cleaue to his wife,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this cause will a man go away from his father and mother, and be joined to his wife;
- Basic English Bible

For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be united to his wife,
- Darby Bible

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
- Webster's Bible

For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cling to his wife,
- Weymouth Bible

For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will join to his wife,
- World English Bible

and seide, For this thing a man schal leeue his fadir and modir,
- Wycliffe Bible

on this account shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 10:7


10:7 #Gen 2:24|.


Discussion for Mark 10:7

  • Fuller Ming for verse 7
    I can't separate Mark 10:7 from Mark 10:8, they strongly belong together.... "...and the two become one flesh". The biology, physiology, and emotional and psychological bonding that God has designed into mankind is for a man and a woman to be married - one man, one woman, for life. My feelings or desires for multiple women or for a man in this intimate and life-long bonding relationship is restricted to one man and one woman for life, regardless of reproductive results. One flesh can imply child, but this same language is used in 1 Corinthians 6:16 with regard to having sex with a prostitute - ONE FLESH, and clearly a child is not the byproduct. As human beings, we must RESTRICT ourselves from all kinds of desires, wants, wishes, and urges. It is healthy and good. One flesh is all encompassing, involving the whole human being - not just our bodies but also our emotions, desires, heart, mind, and even dreams. We mess up with this, and we are simply in pain, confused, hurt, frustrated, and a bunch of other negative emotions; and we often deal with these things for much of our lives when we don't restrict ourselves to one man and one woman for life when it comes to sexual activity.

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