Mark 10:3

3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?

Mark 10:3 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 10:3

And he answered and said unto them
Very prudently and wisely,

what did Moses command you?
according to Matthew, he put another question to them; see ( Matthew 19:4 ) ; no doubt but both were put, and this after they had urged the authority and law of Moses: and therefore be very pertinently asks them, what Moses had said about divorces, what law he had left; and puts them upon producing and repeating it, that the sense of it might be examined, and it be considered, upon what account it was given.

Mark 10:3 In-Context

1 And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.
2 And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.
3 And he answered and said unto them,What did Moses command you?
4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
5 And Jesus answered and said unto them,For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.