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Teachings about Divorce
1 When Jesus had finished saying these things, He left Galilee and went into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. 2 Large crowds followed Him, and He healed them there.
3 Then some Pharisees came and tested Him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?”
4 Jesus answered,
7 “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses order a man to give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away? c”
8 Jesus replied,
10 His disciples said to Him, “If this is the case between a man and his wife, it is better not to marry.”
Jesus Blesses the Children
(Mark 10:13–16; Luke 18:15–17)
13 Then the little children were brought to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them and pray for them. And the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
14 But Jesus said,
The Rich Young Man
(Mark 10:17–31; Luke 18:18–30)
16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and inquired, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to obtain eternal life?”
18 “Which ones?” the man asked.
20 “All these I have kept,” said the young man. “What do I still lack?”
21 Jesus told him,
22 When the young man heard this, he went away in sorrow, because he had great wealth.
23 Then Jesus said to His disciples,
25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”
26 Jesus looked at them and said,
27 “Look,” Peter replied, “we have left everything to follow You. What then will there be for us?”
28 Jesus said to them,
4 a Genesis 1:27;Genesis 5:2
5 b Genesis 2:24 (see also LXX)
7 c See Deuteronomy 24:1.
9 d SBL and BYZ include And he who marries a divorced woman commits adultery ; see Matthew 5:32.
17 e BYZ and TR 16...“Good Teacher, what good thing must I do to obtain eternal life?” 17“Why do you call Me good?” See Mark 10:17–18 and Luke 18:18–19.
19 f Exodus 20:12–16; Leviticus 19:18;Deuteronomy 5:16–20
28 g Or in the regeneration
29 h NE, WH, and NA do not include or wife .