Divorce and Remarriage

18 (A)“Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.

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(A)And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 19:9 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

11 And he said to them, (A)“Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, 12 and (B)if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

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Divorce

31 (A)“It was also said, (B)‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 (C)But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and (D)whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

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10 To the married (A)I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): (B)the wife should not separate from her husband 11 (but if she does, (C)she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and (D)the husband should not divorce his wife.

12 To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her.

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For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.

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