Mark 10:8

And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they twaine shalbe one flesh: so then they are no more twaine, but one flesh.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the two shall become one flesh: so that they are no more two, but one flesh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the two will become one flesh; so that they are no longer two, but one flesh.
- Basic English Bible

and the two shall be one flesh: so that they are no longer two but one flesh.
- Darby Bible

And they two shall be one flesh: so then they are no more two, but one flesh.
- Webster's Bible

and the two shall be one'; so that they are two no longer, but `one.'
- Weymouth Bible

and the two will become one flesh, so that they are no longer two, but one flesh.
- World English Bible

and schal drawe to hys wijf, and thei schulen be tweyne in o flesch. And so now thei ben not tweyne, but o flesch.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they shall be -- the two -- for one flesh; so that they are no more two, but one flesh;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Mark 10:8

  • Jesus Christ Taught the Indissolubility of the Marriage Covenant.

    Our civil laws may permit divorce and remarriage, but God's Word condemns it. Marriage was established by God and not by man. In-as-much as marriage was ordained by God, His Word is the final authority in matters concerning it.

    God's Word has not left us in the dark concerning marriage and divorce.

    Jesus made it clear that divorce does not end the marriage covenant. If remarriage was legitimate, Jesus would have never called remarriage “adultery.”

    The marriage covenant cannot be dissolved by civil law. When a man and woman unite in marriage and become ''one flesh,'' no power on earth, but death can dissolve that union.

    In the divorce trial of Powers vs. Powers in the state of New York, Judge William J. Gaylord, instructed the jury as follows, he told the jurors;

    “If you decide for divorce in this case, remember you may only cut the knot tied about the parties by the state's civil law, you absolutely cannot touch the covenant bond which states that these persons are married “till death do us part.”

    I charge you gentlemen, that so far as concerns a covenant bond existing between these two people, we have nothing whatsoever to do with that. If these people are bound by a covenant, you and I are not seeking to sever that obligation.

    When we are through with this case that obligation is left untouched.

    We do nothing whatsoever to it. They are just as much bound by it after we get through with them, as they were before. We do not sever it, we do not break it, and that is something that it seems to me is very often misunderstood. Civil law cannot end a covenant made before God.”

    If people realized the truth of Judge Gaylord's statements we would not be confronted with our divorce problem.

    When a person goes to the courthouse and divorces his mate according to the law of the land, he only breaks the civil connection. He doesn’t break, “the one flesh” that was joined by God on his wedding day.

    That day a covenant was entered into, through God’s Divine Law and civil law cannot touch that covenant. That covenant is valid unto death.

    “A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives.” 1 Corinthians 7:39

    As the judge states, a civil court has nothing whatsoever to do with a covenant made before God and a civil court cannot dissolve a covenant that is bound by God.

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