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1 Corinthians 6:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Or know ye not that he that is joined to a harlot is one body? for, The twain, saith he, shall become one flesh.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body [with her]? For He says, “THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— What? know ye not that he who is joined to a harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Do ye not know that he [that is] joined to the harlot is one body? for the two, he says, shall be one flesh.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Or know ye not that, he that joineth himself unto the harlot, is, one body? For, saith he, the two, shall become, one flesh;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— have ye not known that he who is joined to the harlot is one body? 'for they shall be—saith He—the two for one flesh.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Or know you not that he who is joined to a harlot is made one body? For they shall be, saith he, two in one flesh.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— What, know ye not that he which is ioyned to an harlot, is one body? for two (saith he) shalbe one flesh.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Know you not that whosoever attacheth to a harlot is one body? For it is said, The two shall be one body.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Or know ye not, that whoever joineth himself to a harlot, is one body [with her]? For it is said, They twain shall be one body.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
What? 2228
{2228} Prime

e
{ay}
A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.
know x1492
(1492) Complement
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
ye y1492
[1492] Standard
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5758
<5758> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 516
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
he which is joined 2853
{2853} Prime
κολλάω
kollao
{kol-lah'-o}
From κόλλα [[kolla]] ('glue'); to glue, that is, (passively or reflexively) to stick (figuratively).
z5746
<5746> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 360
to an harlot 4204
{4204} Prime
πόρνη
porne
{por'-nay}
Feminine of G4205; a strumpet; figuratively an idolater.
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
one 1520
{1520} Prime
εἷς
heis
{hice}
(Including the neuter [etc.] ἕν [[hen]]); a primary numeral; one.
body? 4983
{4983} Prime
σῶμα
soma
{so'-mah}
From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.
for 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
two, 1417
{1417} Prime
δύο
duo
{doo'-o}
A primary numeral; 'two'.
saith x5346
(5346) Complement
φημί
phemi
{fay-mee'}
Properly the same as the base of G5457 and G5316; to show or make known one's thoughts, that is, speak or say.
he, y5346
[5346] Standard
φημί
phemi
{fay-mee'}
Properly the same as the base of G5457 and G5316; to show or make known one's thoughts, that is, speak or say.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
shall be 2071
{2071} Prime
ἔσομαι
esomai
{es'-om-ahee}
Future tense of G1510; will be.
z5704
<5704> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 188
one 3391
{3391} Prime
μία
mia
{mee'-ah}
Irregular feminine of G1520; one or first.
y1519
[1519] Standard
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
flesh. 4561
{4561} Prime
σάρξ
sarx
{sarx}
Probably from the base of G4563; flesh (as stripped of the skin), that is, (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred, or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specifically) a human being (as such).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 6:16

_ _ Justification of his having called fornicators “members of an harlot” (1 Corinthians 6:15).

_ _ joined — by carnal intercourse; literally, “cemented to”: cleaving to.

_ _ one body — with her.

_ _ saith he — God speaking by Adam (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5). “He which made them at the beginning said,” etc. (Ephesians 5:31).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 6:12-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 6:16

Genesis 2:24.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 6:16

(12) What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for (i) two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

(12) A proof of the same argument: a harlot and Christ are completely contrary, so are the flesh and the Spirit. Therefore he that is one with a harlot (which is done by sexual intercourse with their bodies) cannot be one with Christ, which unity is pure and spiritual.

(i) Moses does not speak these words about fornication, but about marriage: but seeing that fornication is the corruption of marriage, and both of them are a carnal and fleshly copulation, we cannot say that the apostle abuses his testimony. Again, Moses does not have this word "two", but it is very well expressed both here and in (Matthew 19:5), because he speaks only of man and wife: whereupon the opinion of those that vouch it to be lawful to have many wives is overthrown: for he that companies with many, is broken as it were into many parts.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
an harlot:

Genesis 34:31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?
Genesis 38:15 When Judah saw her, he thought her [to be] an harlot; because she had covered her face.
Genesis 38:24 And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she [is] with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.
Judges 16:1 Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in unto her.
Matthew 21:31-32 Whether of them twain did the will of [his] father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. ... For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen [it], repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
Hebrews 11:31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

for:

Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Matthew 19:5-6 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? ... Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Mark 10:8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
Ephesians 5:31 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.
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Gn 2:24; 34:31; 38:15, 24. Jg 16:1. Mt 19:5; 21:31. Mk 10:8. Ep 5:31. He 11:31.

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