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Ephesians 5:31–32

31 aFor this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.

32 This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.

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Ephesians 5:31–32 — The New International Version (NIV)

31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.

Ephesians 5:31–32 — English Standard Version (ESV)

31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.

Ephesians 5:31–32 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Ephesians 5:31–32 — New Living Translation (NLT)

31 As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” 32 This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one.

Ephesians 5:31–32 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

31 For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Ephesians 5:31–32 — New Century Version (NCV)

31 The Scripture says, “So a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one body.” 32 That secret is very important—I am talking about Christ and the church.

Ephesians 5:31–32 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh. 32 This mystery is great: but I speak in regard of Christ and of the church.

Ephesians 5:31–32 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

31 Because of this a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be united to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. 32 This mystery is great, but I speak as to Christ, and as to the assembly.

Ephesians 5:31–32 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

31 That’s why a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will be one. 32 This is a great mystery. (I’m talking about Christ’s relationship to the church.)

Ephesians 5:31–32 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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.

32 This mystery is profound, but I am talking about Christ and the church.

Ephesians 5:31–32 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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.” 32 This is a great mystery, and I am applying it to Christ and the church.

Ephesians 5:31–32 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

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.” 32 (This mystery is great, but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.)

Ephesians 5:31–32 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

31 Scripture says, “That’s why a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife. The two will become one.” 32 That is a deep mystery. But I’m talking about Christ and the church.