Jesus on Marriage & Divorce

Teaching About Divorce

10 zAnd he left there and went ato the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, andcrowds gathered to him again. And again, as was his custom, he taught them.

And Pharisees came up and in order bto test him asked, c“Is it lawful for a man todivorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said,d“Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” And Jesussaid to them, “Because of your ehardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. Butffrom the beginning of creation, ‘God made them gmale and female.’ h‘Therefore a manshall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife,1 and ithe two shall becomeone flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. jWhat therefore God has joinedtogether, let not man separate.”

10 And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 And he said tothem, k“Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her,12 and lif she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”