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Matthew 19:5 and said, 'For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh '?

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      5. And said, For this cause--to follow out this divine appointment.
      shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?--Jesus here sends them back to the original constitution of man as one pair, a male and a female; to their marriage, as such, by divine appointment; and to the purpose of God, expressed by the sacred historian, that in all time one man and one woman should by marriage become one flesh--so to continue as long as both are in the flesh. This being God's constitution, let not man break it up by causeless divorces.

JFB.


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Brief Summary: In this chapter, we have, I. Christ changing his quarters, leaving Galilee, and coming into the coasts of Judea (v. 1, v. 2). II. His dispute with the Pharisees about divorce, and his discourse with his disciples upon occasion of it (v. 3-12). III. The kind entertainment he gave to some little children which were brought to him (v. 13-15). IV. An account of what passed between Christ and a hopeful young gentleman that applied himself to him (v. 16-22). V. His discourse with his disciples upon that occasion, concerning the difficulty of the salvation of those that have much in the world, and the certain recompense of those that leave all for Christ (v. 23-30). MHC

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Jesus enters Judea. (1,2)
The Pharisees' question about divorces. (3-12)
Young children brought to Jesus. (13-15)
The rich young man's inquiry. (16-22)
The recompense of Christ's followers. (23-30)

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