Matthew 19:4-6

4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’[a]
5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’[b] ?
6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Matthew 19:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 And he answered and said unto them,Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
ESV
4 He answered, "Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female,
NLT
4 “Haven’t you read the Scriptures?” Jesus replied. “They record that from the beginning ‘God made them male and female.’ ”
MSG
4 He answered, "Haven't you read in your Bible that the Creator originally made man and woman for each other, male and female?
CSB
4 "Haven't you read," He replied, "that He who created them in the beginning made them male and female ,

Matthew 19:4-6 In-Context

2 Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.
3 Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?”
4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’
5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?
6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
7 “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”
8 Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Genesis 1:27; Genesis 5:2
  • 2. Genesis 2:24; 1 Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 5:31

Footnotes 2

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