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and said, For this cause will a man leave his father and mother and will be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh?a Bible
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From Gen. 2:24.

Quoted from Genesis 2:24, occurs again in Mark 10:7.

“be joined to.” The Greek word translated as “be joined to” is the verb kollaō (#285 κολλάω), which literally means “to be glued to,” related to the noun kolla, “glue.” This verse is closely related to Mark 10:7 and Ephesians 5:31 (see commentary on Eph. 5:31).

Scholars have been able to determine that the original Greek text read kollaō here in Matthew 19:5, but there are later Greek manuscripts that read proskollaō as Mark and Ephesians do. However, changing a word in one verse—in this case Matthew 19:5—to match a word in another verse—Mark 10:7 and Ephesians 5:31—was a common scribal tendency known as “harmonization,” and that is no doubt what happened to the Greek text of Matthew 19:5 in some later manuscripts.


Commentary for: Matthew 19:5