Teaching About Divorce1 Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from a Galilee and b entered c the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. 2 And d large crowds followed him, and he healed them there. 3 And Pharisees came up to him and e tested him by asking f “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” 4 He answered, g “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 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’? 6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. j What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” 7 They said to him, k “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?” 8 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. 9 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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