Matthew 19:1-9

Teaching About Divorce

Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from a Galilee and b entered c the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. And d large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.

And Pharisees came up to him and e tested him by asking f Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” He answered, g “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said h Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and i the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. j What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” They said to him, k Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?” He said to them, Because of your l hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. m And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”
Some manuscripts add and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery; other manuscripts  except for sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery

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