Ephesians 5:31

31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”a

Read Ephesians 5:31 Using Other Translations

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."
As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.”

What does Ephesians 5:31 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ephesians 5:31

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother,
&c.] These words contain the law of marriage, and are cited from ( Genesis 2:24 ) ; and declare what ought to be, and are a prophecy of what should be; and are observed against polygamy, and to stir up mutual affection; (See Gill on Matthew 19:5).

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