Jesus left there and went into the territory of Judea along the other side of the Jordan River. Crowds gathered around him again, and he taught them as he usually did.
Some Pharisees came to test him. They asked, "Can a husband divorce his wife?"
Jesus answered them, "What command did Moses give you?"
They said, "Moses allowed a man to give his wife a written notice to divorce her."
Jesus said to them, "He wrote this command for you because you're heartless.
But God made them male and female in the beginning, at creation.
That's why a man will leave his father and mother and will remain united with his wife,
and the two will be one. So they are no longer two but one.
Therefore, don't let anyone separate what God has joined together."
When they were in a house, the disciples asked him about this.
He answered them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman is committing adultery.
If a wife divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery."