1When Jesus had finished these words, He departed from Galilee and 2came into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan;
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and large crowds followed Him, and 3He healed them there.
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Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, "4Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?"
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And He answered and said, "Have you not read 5that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE,
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and said, '6FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND 7THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH '?
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"So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."