1 Corinthians 6:16

16 Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.”[a]

1 Corinthians 6:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
ESV
16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, "The two will become one flesh."
NLT
16 And don’t you realize that if a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? For the Scriptures say, “The two are united into one.”
MSG
16 There's more to sex than mere skin on skin. Sex is as much spiritual mystery as physical fact. As written in Scripture, "The two become one."
CSB
16 Do you not know that anyone joined to a prostitute is one body with her? For it says, The two will become one flesh.

1 Corinthians 6:16 In-Context

14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.
15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never!
16 Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.”
17 But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5; Ephesians 5:31

Footnotes 1

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