11Getting up, He went from there to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan; crowdsgatheredaround Him again, and, 2according to His custom, He oncemore began to teach them.
Some Phariseescame up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to adivorce a wife.
And He answered and said to them, "What did Mosescommand you?"4
They said, "3Mosespermitted a man TO WRITE A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND bSEND her AWAY."
But Jesussaid to them, "c4Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you thiscommandment.6"But 5from the beginning of creation, God 6MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE.7"7FOR THISREASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHERd,88AND THE TWO SHALL BECOMEONEFLESH; so they are nolongertwo, but oneflesh.9"WhatthereforeGod has joinedtogether, let nomanseparate."10
In the house the disciples began questioning Him aboutthisagain.
And He said to them, "9Whoeveredivorces his wife and marriesanotherwomancommitsadulteryagainst her;12and 10if she herselffdivorces her husband and marriesanotherman, she is committingadultery."