Matthew 19:1-5 NIV

Divorce

19:1-9pp -- Mk 10:1-12

1 When Jesus had finished saying these things,1 he left Galilee and went into the region of Judea to the other side of the Jordan.

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2 Large crowds followed him, and he healed them2 there.

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3 Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife3 for any and every reason?"

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4 "Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,'a4

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5 and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'b ?5

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