24 (A)Therefore shall man leave [a]his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall be one flesh.

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  1. Genesis 2:24 So that marriage requireth a greater duty of us toward our wives, than otherwise we are bound to show to our parents.

16 [a]Do ye not know, that he which coupleth himself with an harlot, is one body? (A)for [b]two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 6:16 A proof of the same argument: a harlot and Christ are clean contrary, so are the flesh and the Spirit: therefore he that is one with an harlot (which is done by carnal copulation of their bodies) cannot be one with Christ, which unity is pure and spiritual.
  2. 1 Corinthians 6:16 Moses doth not speak these words of fornication, but of marriage: but seeing that fornication is the corrupting of marriage, and both of them is a carnal and fleshly copulation, we cannot say that the Apostle abuseth his testimony. Again, Moses hath not this word (Two) but it is very well expresseth both here and in Matt. 29:5, because he speaketh only but of man and wife: whereupon the opinion of them that vouch it to be lawful to have many wives, is beaten down: for he that companieth with many, is sundered as it were into many parts.

31 (A)For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall [a]cleave to his wife, and they twain shall be one flesh.

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  1. Ephesians 5:31 See Matt. 19:5

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