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Mark 10:2-5

Pharisees

came to him testing him, and asked him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a certificate of divorce to be written, and to divorce her.” But Jesus said to them, “For your hardness of heart, he wrote you this commandment."
Mark 10:2-5

Context

Mark 10 [1.] He arose from there and came into the borders of Judea and beyond the Jordan. Multitudes came together to him again. As he usually did, he was again teaching them. Pharisees came to him testing him, and asked him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

Mark 10 [3.] He answered, “What did Moses command you?”

Mark 10 [4.] They said, “Moses allowed a certificate of divorce to be written, and to divorce her.”

Mark 10 [5.] But Jesus said to them, “For your hardness of heart, he wrote you this commandment.
But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.[a] For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will join to his wife, and the two will become one flesh,[b] so that they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

Mark 10 [10.] In the house, his disciples asked him again about the same matter. He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery against her. If a woman herself divorces her husband, and marries another, she commits adultery.”

Footnotes:

a. Mark 10:6 Genesis 1:27.
b. Mark 10:8 Genesis 2:24.


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PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible