Bible: Mark 10:1-12

Divorce

10:1 Then 1  Jesus 2  left that place and went to the region of Judea and 3  beyond the Jordan River. 4  Again crowds gathered to him, and again, as was his custom, he taught them. 10:2 Then some Pharisees 5  came, and to test him 6  they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his 7  wife? 8  10:3 He answered them, 9 What did Moses command you? 10:4 They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.” 10  10:5 But Jesus said to them, “He wrote this commandment for you because of your hard hearts. 11  10:6 But from the beginning of creation he 12  made them male and female. 13  10:7 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother, 14  10:8 and the two will become one flesh. 15  So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 10:9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

10:10 In the house once again, the disciples asked him about this. 10:11 So 16  he told them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her. 10:12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.” 17 

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