and her second husband dislikes her and writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house, or if he dies,

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In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria(A) captured Samaria(B) and deported(C) the Israelites to Assyria. He settled them in Halah, in Gozan(D) on the Habor River and in the towns of the Medes.

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Israel’s Sin and the Servant’s Obedience

50 This is what the Lord says:

“Where is your mother’s certificate of divorce(A)
    with which I sent her away?
Or to which of my creditors
    did I sell(B) you?
Because of your sins(C) you were sold;(D)
    because of your transgressions your mother was sent away.

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I gave faithless Israel(A) her certificate of divorce(B) and sent her away because of all her adulteries. Yet I saw that her unfaithful sister Judah had no fear;(C) she also went out and committed adultery.

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16 “The man who hates and divorces his wife,(A)” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,”[a](B) says the Lord Almighty.

So be on your guard,(C) and do not be unfaithful.

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  1. Malachi 2:16 Or “I hate divorce,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “because the man who divorces his wife covers his garment with violence,”
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19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[a] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce(A) her quietly.

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  1. Matthew 1:19 Or was a righteous man and
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Divorce

31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’[a](A)

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  1. Matthew 5:31 Deut. 24:1
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“Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”(A)

Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”(B)

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They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.”(A)

“It was because your hearts were hard(B) that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied.

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