The disciples say unto him (legousin autwi oi maqhtai). "Christ's doctrine on marriage not only separated Him toto caelo from Pharisaic opinions of all shades, but was too high even for the Twelve" (Bruce). The case (h aitia). The word may refer to the use in verse Deuteronomy 3 "for every cause." It may have a vague idea here = re, condition. But the point clearly is that "it is not expedient to marry" (ou sumperei gamhsai) if such a strict view is held. If the bond is so tight a man had best not commit matrimony. It is a bit unusual to have anqrwpo and gunh contrasted rather than anhr and gunh.