Jesus' Teaching about Divorce

1 1Getting up, He went from there to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan; crowds gathered around Him again, and, 2according to His custom, He once more began to teach them.
2 Some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce a wife.
3 And He answered and said to them, "What did Moses command you?"
4 They said, "3Moses permitted a man TO WRITE A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY."
5 But Jesus said to them, "4Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.
6 "But 5from the beginning of creation, God 6MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE.
7 "7FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER,
8 8AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME * ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh.
10 In the house the disciples began questioning Him about this again.
11 And He said to them, "9Whoever * divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her;