What does it mean to leave and cleave?


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"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh" (Genesis 2:24 KJV). Other translations render "leave and cleave" as "leave and b...

July 01 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Great question: What does it mean to leave and cleave? I'll deal with the cleaving only.
Genesis 2:24
I remember once in high school as a new Christian, we were on our way on a bus to a weekend retreat with Young Life in Arizona, and one teenage couple were REALLY closely intertwined in much hugging (that's all), but our good-natured Young Life director said, "They are so close that no air can get between!" 
He was referring to Job 41:15, TLB: “His overlapping scales are his pride, making a tight seal so no air can get between them

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