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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
And I say vnto you, Whosoeuer 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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
"And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery."
- New American Standard Version (1995)
And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her when she is put away committeth adultery.
- American Standard Version (1901)
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.
- Basic English Bible
But I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, not for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery; and he who marries one put away commits adultery.
- Darby Bible
And I say to you, Whoever shall put away his wife, except for lewdness, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoever marrieth her who is put away, committeth adultery.
- Webster's Bible
And I tell you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except her unfaithfulness, and marries another woman, commits adultery."
- Weymouth Bible
I tell you that whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and he who marries her when she is divorced commits adultery."
- World English Bible
And Y seie to you, that who euer leeueth his wijf, but for fornycacioun, and weddith another, doith letcherie; and he that weddith the forsakun wijf, doith letcherie.
- Wycliffe Bible
`And I say to you, that, whoever may put away his wife, if not for whoredom, and may marry another, doth commit adultery; and he who did marry her that hath been put away, doth commit adultery.'
- Youngs Literal Bible
19:9 And I say to you - I revoke that indulgence from this day, so that from henceforth, Whosoever, &c.
Mt 19:9 I say unto you. We have here Christ's law of divorce in contrast with that of Moses. Except [it be] for fornication. There is only one sufficient cause of divorce; that is, unfaithfulness to the marriage relation. Committeth adultery. Because he is married still to his former wife, who is still his wife in spite of the divorce; so, too, if any man marries the divorced woman, he marries another man's wife.
HUMANI MULAUDZI's comment on 2013-11-21 00:16:12:
this simply shows that when we are married the is no divorce. divorce we find it when the is fornication and in marride people the is no fornication but adultry. this is simply saying no divorce and remembere GOD hate divorce.
Ahadzi Joseph's comment on 2013-11-13 07:31:20:
its a great advice to every christian in a society
Valerie Sadler's comment on 2013-03-13 11:23:55:
This by far is the most complex phrase in all of scripture. It seems to totally contradict forgiveness, it does not allow for extenuating circumstances, and is paradoxical to GOD's example of forgiving and reconciling of Israel after her harlotry in the wake of HIS pain.
Judith Brumbaugh's comment on 2010-08-08 12:53:58:
Rarely can one find an accurate, contextual commentary on Matthew 19:9. You've done a great job of pulling from the many man-inspired wrongly interpretations which attempt to change God's perspective on one-flesh marriage from "until death do you part" to "until I find whatever excuse my flesh wants to use" to express Satan's unchanging question posed in Genesis 3:1: "Yea, hath God said ..." We have a booklet that expands on the questions raised about Matthew 19:9 called "What is a Wife?" that can lend even more Scriptural perspective to this "thorny" issue. Restoration of the Family.org
Cb Casserly's comment on 2010-06-04 23:31:10:
Jesus is talking to the espoused or rather the engaged when he speaks of "fonication". Just like how Mary was considered Joseph's wife even though they were not yet married. So the engaged man can put away his wife if it is found that she is not pure ( not a virgin). Thus, it is safe to say that she has committed fornication. Fornication is a forbidden sexual act between the unmarried. To the married he simply says remain married because you have passed the stage (espoused/engaged stage) to put away your spouse.
Ralph De Jesus's comment on 2010-01-10 13:18:16:
Jesus is commanding married couples not to divorce , but if they are single and living together (committing fornication ) they may break their union with each other to marry another legally .
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