Mark 10:6

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

Mark 10:6 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Mark 10:6 In-Context

4 They said, "Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to dismiss her."
5 And Jesus answered and said to them, "Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
6 But from the beginning of the creation, God 'made them male and female.'
7 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,
8 and the two shall become one flesh'; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Genesis 1:27; Genesis 5:2
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