1 And it came about that after saying these words, Jesus went away from Galilee, and came into the parts of Judaea on the other side of Jordan.
2 And a great number went after him; and he made them well there.
3 And certain Pharisees came to him, testing him, and saying, Is it right for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 And he said in answer, Have you not seen in the Writings, that he who made them at the first made them male and female, and said,
5 For this cause will a man go away from his father and mother, and be joined to his wife; and the two will become one flesh?
6 So that they are no longer two, but one flesh. Then let not that which has been joined by God be parted by man.
7 They say to him, Why then did Moses give orders that a husband might give her a statement in writing and be free from her?
8 He says to them, Moses, because of your hard hearts, let you put away your wives: but it has not been so from the first.
9 And I say to you, Whoever puts away his wife for any other cause than the loss of her virtue, and takes another, is a false husband: and he who takes her as his wife when she is put away, is no true husband to her.
10 The disciples say to him, If this is the position of a man in relation to his wife, it is better not to be married.
11 But he said to them, Not all men are able to take in this saying, but only those to whom it is given.
12 For there are men who, from birth, were without sex: and there are some who were made so by men: and there are others who have made themselves so for the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to take it, let him take it.
1 And he got up, and went into the country of Judaea on the other side of Jordan: and great numbers of people came together to him again; and, as was his way, he gave them teaching.
2 And Pharisees came to him, testing him with the question, Is it right for a man to put away his wife?
3 And he said to them in answer, What did Moses say you were to do?
4 And they said to him, Moses let us give her a statement in writing, and be free from her.
5 But Jesus said to them, Because of your hard hearts he gave you this law.
6 But from the first, male and female made he them.
7 For this cause will a man go away from his father and mother, and be joined to his wife;
8 And the two will become one flesh; so that they are no longer two, but one flesh.
9 Let not that which has been joined together by God be parted by man.
10 And in the house the disciples put questions to him again about this thing.
11 And he said to them, Whoever puts away his wife and takes another, is false to his wife;
12 And if she herself puts away her husband and takes another, she is false to her husband.