Does the Bible say marriage is for a man and a woman?


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Does the Bible say marriage is for a man and a woman?

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Marriage between a man and a woman was instituted by God with Adam and Eve. Genesis 2:24 states: "Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh".

In Matthew 19:4–5 we see Jesus reaffirming this: "Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, 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’?"


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