Mark 10:12

And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if a woman shall put away her husband, and bee married to another, she committeth adulterie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and if she herself divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and if she herself shall put away her husband, and marry another, she committeth adultery.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if she herself puts away her husband and takes another, she is false to her husband.
- Basic English Bible

And if a woman put away her husband and shall marry another, she commits adultery.
- Darby Bible

And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
- Webster's Bible

and if a woman puts away her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."
- Weymouth Bible

If a woman herself divorces her husband, and marries another, she commits adultery."
- World English Bible

And if the wijf leeue hir housebonde, and be weddid to another man, sche doith letcherie.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if a woman may put away her husband, and is married to another, she committeth adultery.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Mark 10:12


Mr 10:12 If a woman shall put away her husband. This was allowed by the Greek and Roman law (1Co 7:13), but not by the Jewish. Christ applies his principles to either sex on the same footing.

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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