They *said to Him, “(A)Why, then, did Moses command to give her a certificate of divorce and send her away?” He *said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to [a]divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. And I say to you, (B)whoever [b]divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman [c]commits adultery[d].”

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  1. Matthew 19:8 Lit send away
  2. Matthew 19:9 Lit sends away
  3. Matthew 19:9 One early ms makes her commit adultery
  4. Matthew 19:9 One early ms adds and he who marries a divorced woman commits adultery