Bible: Matthew 19:1-9

Questions About Divorce

19:1 Now when 1  Jesus finished these sayings, he left Galilee and went to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan River. 2  19:2 Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.

19:3 Then some Pharisees 3  came to him in order to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful 4  to divorce a wife for any cause? 5  19:4 He answered, “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator made them male and female, 6  19:5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and will be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh? 7  19:6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” 19:7 They said to him, “Why then did Moses command us to give a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her? 8  19:8 Jesus 9  said to them, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because of your hard hearts, 10  but from the beginning it was not this way. 19:9 Now I say to you that whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another commits adultery.”

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