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  • Buzz on Matthew 5:32
    It was not translated properly from the original Greek.
    "put away" didn't mean divoce, it meant to dismiss or abandon for no good reason. Jesus is saying, if you do, then give her a certificate of divorce so she or he can go and re-marry. That way there is no adultery. Jesus meant that the put away spouse is still married and thus cannot re-marry until legally divorced. Anyone back then commiting adultery or fornication while married would have been stoned to death anyway.
    the original Greek used two different words for "put away" and "divorce" and they were not translated properly.


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