What therefore God hath joined together (o oun o qeo sunezeuxen). Note "what," not "whom." The marriage relation God has made. "The creation of sex, and the high doctrine as to the cohesion it produces between man and woman, laid down in Gen., interdict separation" (Bruce). The word for "joined together" means "yoked together," a common verb for marriage in ancient Greek. It is the timeless aorist indicative (sunezeuxen), true always. Bill (biblion). A little biblo (see on "Mt 1:1"), a scroll or document (papyrus or parchment). This was some protection to the divorced wife and a restriction on laxity.