18 And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; (A)I will make him a helper comparable to him.” 19 (B)Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and (C)brought them to [a]Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.

21 And the Lord God caused a (D)deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He [b]made into a woman, (E)and He (F)brought her to the man.

23 And Adam said:

“This is now (G)bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called [c]Woman,
Because she was (H)taken out of [d]Man.”

24 (I)Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and (J)be[e] joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

25 (K)And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not (L)ashamed.

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  1. Genesis 2:19 Or the man
  2. Genesis 2:22 Lit. built
  3. Genesis 2:23 Heb. Ishshah
  4. Genesis 2:23 Heb. Ish
  5. Genesis 2:24 Lit. cling

16 Let your light so shine before men, (A)that they may see your good works and (B)glorify your Father in heaven.

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And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who [a]made them at the beginning (A)‘made them male and female,’ and said, (B)‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and (C)the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

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  1. Matthew 19:4 NU created

14 (A)Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For (B)what [a]fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what [b]communion has light with darkness?

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  1. 2 Corinthians 6:14 in common
  2. 2 Corinthians 6:14 fellowship

21 (A)submitting to one another in the fear of [a]God.

Marriage—Christ and the Church(B)

22 Wives, (C)submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For (D)the husband is head of the wife, as also (E)Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands (F)in everything.

25 (G)Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and (H)gave Himself for her, 26 that He might [b]sanctify and cleanse her (I)with the washing of water (J)by the word, 27 (K)that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, (L)not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For (M)we are members of His body, [c]of His flesh and of His bones. 31 (N)“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the (O)two shall become one flesh.” 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless (P)let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she (Q)respects her husband.

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  1. Ephesians 5:21 NU Christ
  2. Ephesians 5:26 set it apart
  3. Ephesians 5:30 NU omits the rest of v. 30.

And (A)you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but (B)bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

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14 Do all things (A)without [a]complaining and (B)disputing,[b] 15 that you may become blameless and [c]harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as (C)lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that (D)I may rejoice in the day of Christ that (E)I have not run in vain or labored in (F)vain.

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  1. Philippians 2:14 grumbling
  2. Philippians 2:14 arguing
  3. Philippians 2:15 innocent