31 “It was said, ‘(A)Whoever sends his wife away, let him give her a certificate of divorce’;

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They *said to Him, “(A)Why then did Moses command to give her a certificate of divorce and send her away?” He *said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to [a]divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. And I say to you, (B)whoever [b]divorces his wife, except for [c]immorality, and marries another woman [d]commits adultery[e].”

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  1. Matthew 19:8 Or send away
  2. Matthew 19:9 Or sends away
  3. Matthew 19:9 Lit fornication
  4. Matthew 19:9 Some early mss read makes her commit adultery
  5. Matthew 19:9 Some early mss add and he who marries a divorced woman commits adultery

They said, “(A)Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and [a]send her away.” But Jesus said to them, [b](B)Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.

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  1. Mark 10:4 Or divorce her
  2. Mark 10:5 Or With reference to

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