Luke 16:18

Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whosoeuer putteth away his wife, & marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoeuer marrieth her that is put away from her husband, committeth adultery.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Every one that putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and he that marrieth one that is put away from a husband committeth adultery.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Everyone who puts away his wife and takes another, is a false husband: and he who is married to a woman whose husband has put her away, is no true husband to her.
- Basic English Bible

Every one who puts away his wife and marries another commits adultery; and every one that marries one put away from a husband commits adultery.
- Darby Bible

Whoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery; and whoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband, committeth adultery.
- Webster's Bible

Every man who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and he who marries her when so divorced from her husband commits adultery.
- Weymouth Bible

Everyone who divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery. He who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery.
- World English Bible

Euery man that forsakith his wijf, and weddith an other, doith letcherie; and he that weddith the wijf forsakun of the hosebonde, doith auowtrie.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Every one who is sending away his wife, and marrying another, doth commit adultery; and every one who is marrying her sent away from a husband doth commit adultery.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 16:18


16:18 But ye do; particularly in this notorious instance. #Mt 5:31|; 19:7.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 16:18


Lu 16:18 Every one that putteth away his wife. See PNT "Mt 5:31".

Discussion for Luke 16:18

  • So i am to believe that if both husband and wife cheated on one another through out the marriage and the wife left and the husband divorced her on grounds of abandonment she can never marry again? The wife has become a christian shortly after she left the husband. Or does the man or the wife have to be passed away?
  • God is sure not an author of confusion. Whosoever shall divorce his wife for anyother reason other than fornication causes her to commit adultery and if he takes or marries another woman he commits adultery. Thus divorce is absolutely wrong where it is not as a result of one spouse cheating on the other. See mat 5:32. Marriage is a serious business and should not be delved into blindly. May God give us the grace to strive on Amen
  • Anonymous for verse 18
    Brother God do not make mistakes you say both want things to get better goods that is the will of GOD whatever made you fall in love with her from the beginning think on these things and talk to each other and I mean talk GOD IS LOVE
  • My brother,GOD is not an author of confusion.YOU have been join,no one put asunder. pls pray to GOD,He will amend your marriage. thanks.
  • Brother for verse 18
    What should one do when after marrying your wife for ten years and have both hoped things will get better and you reach a stage of being intolerant to each other to such that you feel she is keeping your spiritual growth stagnant, causing you to be upset in doing the opposite,not sharing anything in common, always not seeing things the same way, being both unhappy with each other? Honestly speaking, I just want out of this marriage. i feel i'm living a lie and not true to myself or her. Pls advise. i have also prayed unto God in telling Him how I feel.

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