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24 (A)That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body.[a]

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  1. 2:24 One body: lit., “one flesh.” The covenant of marriage establishes kinship bonds of the first rank between the partners.

(A)and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?

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For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother [and be joined to his wife],(A) and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh.

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