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3 And Pharisees came up to him and (A)tested him by asking, (B)“Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?” 4 He answered, (C)“Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, (D)‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and (E)the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. (F)What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” 7 They said to him, (G)“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 (H)hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. 9 (I)And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”[a]Read full chapter
- 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
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