18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; (A)I will make him a helper [a]suitable for him.” 19 (B)Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the [b]sky, and (C)brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the [c]sky, and to every beast of the field, but for [d]Adam there was not found (D)a helper [e]suitable for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a (E)deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. 22 The Lord God [f]fashioned into a woman (F)the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 The man said,

(G)This is now bone of my bones,
And flesh of my flesh;
[g]She shall be called [h]Woman,
Because [i]she was taken out of [j]Man.”

24 (H)For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. 25 (I)And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

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  1. Genesis 2:18 Lit corresponding to
  2. Genesis 2:19 Lit heavens
  3. Genesis 2:20 Lit heavens
  4. Genesis 2:20 Or man
  5. Genesis 2:20 Lit corresponding to
  6. Genesis 2:22 Lit built
  7. Genesis 2:23 Lit This one
  8. Genesis 2:23 Heb Ishshah
  9. Genesis 2:23 Lit This one
  10. Genesis 2:23 Heb Ish

Some Pharisees came to [a]Jesus, testing Him and asking, “(A)Is it lawful for a man to [b]divorce his wife for any reason at all?” And He answered and said, “Have you not read (B)that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘(C)For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and (D)the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” They *said to Him, “(E)Why then did Moses command to give her a certificate of divorce and send her away?” He *said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to [c]divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. And I say to you, (F)whoever [d]divorces his wife, except for [e]immorality, and marries another woman [f]commits adultery[g].”

10 The disciples *said to Him, “If the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry.” 11 But He said to them, (G)Not all men can accept this statement, but (H)only those to whom it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it.”

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  1. Matthew 19:3 Lit Him
  2. Matthew 19:3 Or send away
  3. Matthew 19:8 Or send away
  4. Matthew 19:9 Or sends away
  5. Matthew 19:9 Lit fornication
  6. Matthew 19:9 Some early mss read makes her commit adultery
  7. Matthew 19:9 Some early mss add and he who marries a divorced woman commits adultery

Some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to [a]divorce a wife. And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “(A)Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and [b]send her away.” But Jesus said to them, [c](B)Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. But (C)from the beginning of creation, God (D)made them male and female. (E)For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother[d], (F)and the two shall become one flesh; so they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

10 In the house the disciples began questioning Him about this again. 11 And He *said to them, (G)Whoever [e]divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her; 12 and (H)if she herself [f]divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery.”

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  1. Mark 10:2 Or send away
  2. Mark 10:4 Or divorce her
  3. Mark 10:5 Or With reference to
  4. Mark 10:7 Many late mss add and shall cling to his wife
  5. Mark 10:11 Or sends away
  6. Mark 10:12 Or sends away

10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will (A)inherit the kingdom of God. 11 (B)Such were some of you; but you were (C)washed, but you were (D)sanctified, but you were (E)justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

The Body Is the Lord’s

12 (F)All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 (G)Food is for the [a]stomach and the [b]stomach is for food, but God will (H)do away with both [c]of them. Yet the body is not for immorality, but (I)for the Lord, and (J)the Lord is for the body. 14 Now God has not only (K)raised the Lord, but (L)will also raise us up through His power. 15 (M)Do you not know that (N)your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? (O)May it never be! 16 Or (P)do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He says, “(Q)The two shall become one flesh.” 17 But the one who joins himself to the Lord is (R)one spirit with Him. 18 (S)Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the [d]immoral man sins against his own body. 19 Or (T)do you not know that (U)your body is a [e]temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from [f]God, and that (V)you are not your own? 20 For (W)you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in (X)your body.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 6:13 Lit belly
  2. 1 Corinthians 6:13 Lit belly
  3. 1 Corinthians 6:13 Lit it and them
  4. 1 Corinthians 6:18 Or one who practices immorality
  5. 1 Corinthians 6:19 Or sanctuary
  6. 1 Corinthians 6:19 Or God? And you...own

25 (A)Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and (B)gave Himself up for her, 26 (C)so that He might sanctify her, having (D)cleansed her by the (E)washing of water with (F)the word, 27 that He might (G)present to Himself the church [a]in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be (H)holy and blameless. 28 So husbands ought also to (I)love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; 29 for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, 30 because we are (J)members of His (K)body. 31 (L)For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.

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  1. Ephesians 5:27 Lit glorious

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