Teaching About Divorce
Then a He arose from there and came to the region of Judea by the other side of the Jordan. And multitudes gathered to Him again, and as He was accustomed, He taught them again.
b The Pharisees came and asked Him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?" testing Him.
And He answered and said to them, "What did Moses command you?"
They said, c "Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to dismiss her."
And Jesus answered and said to them, "Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
"But from the beginning of the creation, God d 'made them male and female.'
e 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,
'and the two shall become one flesh'; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh.
"Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate."
In the house His disciples also asked Him again about the same matter.
So He said to them, f "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her.
"And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery."
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Matthew 19:1 - 9
Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these sayings, that He departed from Galilee and came to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan.
And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptizing at first, and there He stayed.
Then after this He said to the disciples, "Let us go to Judea again.
The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?
Deuteronomy 24:1 - 4
When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some uncleanness in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house.
"Furthermore it has been said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.'
They said to Him, "Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
1 Corinthians 6:16
Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For "the two," He says, "shall become one flesh.
"For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."
You shall not commit adultery.
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