24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united(A) to his wife, and they become one flesh.(B)

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“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’[a](A) and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’[b]?(B) So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 19:4 Gen. 1:27
  2. Matthew 19:5 Gen. 2:24