Matthew 19:5

And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And said, For this cause shall a man leaue father and mother, and shall cleaue to his wife: and they twaine shalbe one flesh.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and said, 'FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH'?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and said, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this cause will a man go away from his father and mother, and be joined to his wife; and the two will become one flesh?
- Basic English Bible

and said, On account of this a man shall leave father and mother, and shall be united to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh?
- Darby Bible

And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they two shall be one flesh?
- Webster's Bible

and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two shall be one'?
- Weymouth Bible

and said, 'For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall join to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?'
- World English Bible

And he seide, For this thing a man schal leeue fadir and modir, and he schal draw to his wijf; and thei schulen be tweyne in o fleisch.
- Wycliffe Bible

and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and they shall be -- the two -- for one flesh?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 19:5


19:5 And said - By the mouth of Adam, who uttered the words. #Gen 2:24|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 19:5


Mt 19:5 For this cause. The bond of husband and wife is stronger than that between children and parents. Be one flesh. Two lives joined into one.

Discussion for Matthew 19:5

Bible Options