He said to them, “Because of your (A)hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. (B)And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”[a]

10 The disciples said to him, “If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.” 11 But he said to them, (C)“Not everyone can receive this saying, but only (D)those to (E)whom it is given. 12 For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs (F)for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.”

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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

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