Matthew 19:4

“And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee answered, and said vnto them, Haue ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning, made them male and female?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created {them} from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he answered and said, Have ye not read, that he who made `them' from the beginning made them male and female,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said in answer, Have you not seen in the Writings, that he who made them at the first made them male and female, and said,
- Basic English Bible

But he answering said [to them], Have ye not read that he who made [them], from the beginning made them male and female,
- Darby Bible

And he answered and said to them, Have ye not read, that he who made them, at the beginning made them male and female,
- Webster's Bible

Have you not read, He replied, "that He who made them `made them' from the beginning `male and female,
- Weymouth Bible

He answered, "Haven't you read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female,
- World English Bible

Which answeride, and seide to hem, Han ye not red, for he that made men at the bigynnyng, made hem male and female?
- Wycliffe Bible

And he answering said to them, `Did ye not read, that He who made [them], from the beginning a male and a female made them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 19:4


19:4 He said, Have ye not read - So instead of contradicting him, our Lord confutes them by the very words of Moses. He who made them, made them male and female from the beginning - At least from the beginning of the Mosaic creation. And where do we read of any other? Does it not follow, that God's making Eve was part of his original design, and not a consequence of Adam's beginning to fall? By making them one man and one woman, he condemned polygamy: by making them one flesh, he condemned divorce.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 19:4


Mt 19:4 Made [them] male and female. In the creation, God made man male and female and united the two by an indissoluble bond in the marriage of one man to one woman.

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