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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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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