Genesis 2:23-25

The Creation of Man and Woman

23 Then the man said,
"This at last is r bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was s taken out of Man." 1

24 t Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 29:14
    And Laban said to him, "Surely you are my bone and my flesh!" And he stayed with him a month.
    Judges 9:2
    "Say in the ears of all the leaders of Shechem, 'Which is better for you, that all seventy of the sons of Jerubbaal rule over you, or that one rule over you?' Remember also that I am your bone and your flesh."
    2 Samuel 5:1
    Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, "Behold, we are your bone and flesh.
    2 Samuel 19:13
    And say to Amasa, 'Are you not my bone and my flesh? God do so to me and more also, if you are not commander of my army from now on in place of Joab.'
    Ephesians 5:28 - 30
    In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
  2. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 11:8
    For man was not made from woman, but woman from man.
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 19:5
    And said, 'Therefore a man shall leave his fath...
    Mark 10:7
    Therefore a man shall leave his father and moth...
    1 Corinthians 6:16
    Or do you not know that he who is joined to a p...
    Ephesians 5:31
    "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mot...
    Psalms 45:10
    Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline you...
    1 Corinthians 7:10 - 11
    To the married I give this charge (not I, but t...
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