Mark 10:1-12

Teaching About Divorce

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

2And Pharisees came up and in order cto test him asked, dIs it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3He answered them, What did Moses command you?” 4They said, eMoses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” 5And Jesus said to them, “Because of your fhardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6But gfrom the beginning of creation, ‘God made them hmale and female.’ 7 iTherefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife,
Some manuscripts omit  and hold fast to his wife
8and kthe two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 lWhat therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

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

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