Mark 10:6-9

6 “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’[a]
7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[b]
8 and the two will become one flesh.’[c] So they are no longer two, but one flesh.
9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Mark 10:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
ESV
6 But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female.'
NLT
6 But ‘God made them male and female’ from the beginning of creation.
MSG
6 In the original creation, God made male and female to be together.
CSB
6 But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female.

Mark 10:6-9 In-Context

4 They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.”
5 “It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied.
6 “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’
7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,
8 and the two will become one flesh.’So they are no longer two, but one flesh.
9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this.
11 He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Genesis 1:27; Genesis 5:2
  • 2. Genesis 2:24; 1 Corinthians 6:16

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. Gen. 1:27
  • [b]. Some early manuscripts do not have "and be united to his wife."
  • [c]. Gen. 2:24
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