16:18 Jewish men at that time could divorce their wives easily and for slight cause. Jesus had a higher view of marriage; the law’s provision for divorce (Deut. 24:1–4) was because of hardness of heart (Mark 10:5). He sees such casual divorce as causing adultery (Matt. 5:31, 32; 19:9). See “Marriage and Divorce” at Mal. 2:16.