Ephesians 5:31

31 And this is why a man leaves father and mother and cherishes his wife. No longer two, they become "one flesh."

Ephesians 5:31 Meaning and Commentary

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).

Ephesians 5:31 In-Context

29 No one abuses his own body, does he? No, he feeds and pampers it. That's how Christ treats us, the church,
30 since we are part of his body.
31 And this is why a man leaves father and mother and cherishes his wife. No longer two, they become "one flesh."
32 This is a huge mystery, and I don't pretend to understand it all. What is clearest to me is the way Christ treats the church.
33 And this provides a good picture of how each husband is to treat his wife, loving himself in loving her, and how each wife is to honor her husband.