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Matthew 19:7-8 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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7 They said to him, "Why then did Moses command us to give a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her?" 7 "Why then," they asked, "did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?"
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. 8 Jesus replied, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.