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Matthew 19:7 DBY

7 They say to him, Why then did Moses command to give a letter of divorce and to send [her] away?

Study tools for Matthew 19:7

  • a 19:1 - Or 'took himself away.'
  • b 19:4 - It may be translated 'that he who made them from the beginning, made them,' &c.: see Gen. 1.27 and 5.2.
  • c 19:5 - Gen. 2.24.
  • d 19:5 - Eis: lit. 'to one flesh;' with the force of, 'shall become so,' 'be for it,' 'though two persons, no longer two:' see Note, 1Cor. 6.16. There is no eis in 'but one flesh' in ver. 6.
  • e 19:9 - Or, 'except.'
  • f 19:12 - 'Who are such as have,' &c.
  • g 19:14 - Or 'forbid not.'
  • h 19:17 - Some read, 'Why callest thou me good? no-one is good save God alone.' As it stands in text there is an article before 'good,' 'the good one.'
  • i 19:19 - 'the father and the mother.'
  • j 19:28 - See Note, Titus 3.5.