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It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
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Other Translations of Matthew 5:31
It hath beene said, Whosoeuer shall put away his wife, let him giue her a writing of diuorcement.- King James Version (1611)
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"It was said, 'WHOEVER SENDS HIS WIFE AWAY, LET HIM GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE';- New American Standard Version (1995)
It was said also, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:- American Standard Version (1901)
Again, it was said, Whoever puts away his wife has to give her a statement in writing for this purpose:- Basic English Bible
It has been said too, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a letter of divorce.- Darby Bible
It hath been said, Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: - Webster's Bible
It was also said, `If any man puts away his wife, let him give her a written notice of divorce.'- Weymouth Bible
It was also said, 'Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce,'- World English Bible
And it hath be seyd, Who euere leeueth his wijf, yyue he to hir a libel of forsakyng.- Wycliffe Bible
`And it was said, That whoever may put away his wife, let him give to her a writing of divorce;- Youngs Literal Bible
View Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:31
5:31 Let him give her a writing of divorce - Which the scribes and Pharisees allowed men to do on any trifling occasion. #Deut 24:1; Matt 19:7; Mark 10:2; Luke 16:18|.
View People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:31
Mt 5:31,32 Whosoever shall put away his wife. The divorce laws were very lax among the Jews. A man could put away his wife "for any cause" (Mt 19:8). Moses directed a legal letter of divorcement (De 24:1). Christ positively forbids divorce except for unchastity. Marriage is a divine institution, and the obligation is for life (Mt 19:3-9; Ro 7:1-3 1Co 7:10-17).
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