Mark 10:1-12

Teaching About Divorce

a And he left there and went b to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to him again. And again, as was his custom, he taught them.

And Pharisees came up and in order c to test him asked d “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, What did Moses command you?” They said e Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” And Jesus said to them, “Because of your f hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. But g from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them h male and female.’ i Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife
Some manuscripts omit  and hold fast to his wife
and k the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. l What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

10 And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 And he said to them, m Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, 12 and n if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

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