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Matthew 19:8-9 Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

He said to them, “For your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity,[a] and marries another, commits adultery; and he who marries a divorced woman, commits adultery.”[b][c]


  1. Matthew 19:9 Other ancient authorities, after unchastity, read makes her commit adultery
  2. Matthew 19:9 Other ancient authorities omit and he who marries a divorced woman, commits adultery
  3. 19.9 This appears to refer to the case in Mt 5.32, though the Greek word for “except” is different.
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

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