Matthew 19:1-11 NRS

1 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan.
2 Large crowds followed him, and he cured them there.
3 Some Pharisees came to him, and to test him they asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause?"
4 He answered, "Have you not read that the one who made them at the beginning "made them male and female,'
5 and said, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'?
6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."
7 They said to him, "Why then did Moses command us to give a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her?"
8 He said to them, "It was because you were so hard-hearted that Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.
9 And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity, and marries another commits adultery." a

References for Matthew 19:9

    • ì 19:9 - Other ancient authorities read [except on the ground of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery]; others add at the end of the verse [and he who marries a divorced woman commits adultery]
      10 His disciples said to him, "If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry."
      11 But he said to them, "Not everyone can accept this teaching, but only those to whom it is given.