Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful
for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command
3 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement,
and to put her away.
Joshua answered and said unto them,
For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept : but from the
beginning it was not so. and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which
made them at the beginning made them male and female,
For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his
wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together,
let not man put asunder.
I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication,
and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is
put away doth commit adultery.
8 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter: His
disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not
good to marry.
he said unto them,
All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.
there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there
are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which
have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able
to receive it, let him receive it.