Laws Concerning Divorce
"When a 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 b certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house,
"when she has departed from his house, and goes and becomes another man's wife,
"if the latter husband detests her and writes her a certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies who took her as his wife,
c "then her former husband who divorced her must not take her back to be his wife after she has been defiled; for that is an abomination before the LORD, and you shall not bring sin on the land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
"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?
They said, "Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to dismiss her.
Then I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also.
They say, 'If a man divorces his wife, And she goes from him And becomes another man's, May he return to her again?' Would not that land be greatly polluted? But you have played the harlot with many lovers; Yet return to Me," says the LORD.