katapi New Study Bible - Synopsis of the Gospels - New English Bible
katapi HOME Teaching about Divorce: Mk.10.1-12  (Mt.19.1-12      ) | NEB Index | notes
Mark: 10
1 ON LEAVING THOSE PARTS he came into the regions of Judaea and Transjordan; and when a crowd gathered round him once again, he followed his usual practice and taught them. 2 The question was put to him: 'Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?' This was to test him. 3 He asked in return, 'What did Moses command you?' 4 They answered, 'Moses permitted a man to divorce his wife by note of dismissal.' 5 Jesus said to them, 'It was because you were so unteachable that he made this rule for you; 6 but in the beginning, at the creation. God made them male and female. 7 For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother, and be made one with his wife; 8 and the two shall become one flesh. It follows that they are no longer two individuals: they are one flesh. 9 What God has joined together, man must not separate.'
10 When they were indoors again the disciples questioned him about this matter; 11 he said to them, 'Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her: 12 so too, if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.'
Matthew: 19
1 WHEN JESUS HAD FINISHED this discourse he left Galilee and came into the region of Judaea across Jordan. 2 Great crowds followed him, and he healed them there.
3 Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, 'Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife on any and every ground?' 4 He asked in return, 'Have you never read that the Creator made them from the beginning male and female?'; 5 and he added, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother, and be made one with his wife; and the two shall become one flesh. 6 It follows that they are no longer two individuals: they are one flesh. What God has joined together, man must not separate.' 7 'Why then', they objected, 'did Moses lay it down that a man might divorce his wife by note of dismissal?' 8 He answered, 'It was because you were so unteachable that Moses gave you permission to divorce your wives; but it was not like that when all began. 9 I tell you, if a man divorces his wife for any cause other than unchastity, and marries another, he commits adultery.'
10 The disciples said to him, 'If that is the position with husband and wife, it is better to refrain from marriage.' 11 To this he replied, 'That is something which not everyone can accept, but only those for whom God has appointed it. 12 For while some are incapable of marriage because they were born so, or were made so by men, there are others who have themselves renounced marriage for the sake of the kingdom of Heaven. Let those accept it who can.'

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