Mark 10:6

6 “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’a

Read Mark 10:6 Using Other Translations

But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female.'
But ‘God made them male and female’ from the beginning of creation.

What does Mark 10:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Mark 10:6

But from the beginning of the creation
Of the world, or of man: (Mlwe lv wtyyrb tlxtm) , "from the beginning of the creation of the world", is a way of speaking often used by the Jews F18: the phrase "of the creation" is left out in the Syriac and Persic versions; and so it was in Beza's most ancient copy, and it is only read, "from the beginning", as in Mt 19:4,8, (See Gill on Matthew 19:4), (See Gill on Matthew 19:8).

God made them male and female;
the first that were created, Adam and Eve, the first parents of mankind, the first couple that came together were one male and one female; so that there could be no polygamy or divorce: Adam could not have more wives than one: nor could he put away Eve, and marry another; no provision was made for any such usages and practices; (See Gill on Matthew 19:4). In the Complutensian edition, it is added, "and said", the following words.


F18 Bereshit Rabba, sect. 3. fol. 2. 3. & sect. 4. fol. 4. 1.
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