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He answered, “Have you not read that the one who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?

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But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,[a] and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh.

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  1. Mark 10:7 Other ancient authorities lack and be joined to his wife

31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”

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