But ‘God made them male and female’[a] from the beginning of creation. ‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife,[b] and the two are united into one.’[c] Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.”

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  1. 10:6 Gen 1:27; 5:2.
  2. 10:7 Some manuscripts do not include and is joined to his wife.
  3. 10:7-8 Gen 2:24.

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