Matthew Henry (1662–1714) on woman’s place alongside man


This is one of Matthew Henry’s (1662-1714) most well-known and beloved comments in his famous Exposition of the Old and New Testaments, and is well worth pondering on for married men as well as young men being called by the Lord to be a husband:

“The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.”

– Matthew Henry (1662–1714), Commentary on Genesis 2:21


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