Mark 10:11

“And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he saith vnto them, Whosoeuer shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He *said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, Whoever puts away his wife and takes another, is false to his wife;
- Basic English Bible

And he says to them, Whosoever shall put away his wife and shall marry another, commits adultery against her.
- Darby Bible

And he saith to them, Whoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
- Webster's Bible

He replied, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman, commits adultery against the first wife;
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery against her.
- World English Bible

And he seide to hem, Who euer leeuith his wijf, and weddith another, he doith auowtri on hir.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he saith to them, `Whoever may put away his wife, and may marry another, doth commit adultery against her;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 10:11


10:11-12 All polygamy is here totally condemned.


Discussion for Mark 10

  • A disciple
    John; If one leaves his wife and children to fornicate, then he has broken the marriage bond and is the same as dead: so the wife who was betrayed is free if she wants to marry another. Meanwhile the man who sinned against his wife and children should repent! If he can be reconciled to his family he should try; or stay unmarried. I won't say if he can marry again: he first needs to be a saved man!
  • John
    I am fully aware of getting married if your spouse dies but I'm talking about fornication it doesn't tell you that the other is free to marry another person if one of them fornicates,that person is also wrong if they remarry
  • A disciple
    Hi John; The verse you ask about is about getting divorced. The one whose spouse has passed away is free to marry again. As a Christian we are only allowed to marry "in the Lord" that is, to another believer. If one of the spouses fornicates, then the bond is broken the same as by death. There is also the case of an unbelieving spouse leaving: and the brother or sister is not in bondage in that.
  • John
    I lost my wife a year ago do to cancer and have met different people in the mean time and had conservation regarding marriage and divorce and in verse 11and12 it is very clear to me. Any comments
  • Sisterhelen
    Mark 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him LOVED him. John14:21 He that hath my commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me and he that loveth me shall be LOVED of my Father and I will LOVE, him and will manifest myself to him.
  • Eric
    verses 42-45, contrast these with Acts 6:2. The twelve really messed up here. They reverted back to their old way of thinking and not only missed out on a blessing, but set a standard and a precedent that has lived on to modern times. This precedent is WRONG! To be the greatest of all you MUST be the servant of all. These are the words of Jesus.

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