Mark 10:4

“And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of diuorcement, and to put her away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They said, "Moses permitted {a man} TO WRITE A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND {her} AWAY."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they said to him, Moses let us give her a statement in writing, and be free from her.
- Basic English Bible

And they said, Moses allowed to write a bill of divorce, and to put away.
- Darby Bible

And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
- Webster's Bible

Moses, they said, "permitted a man to draw up a written notice of divorce, and to send his wife away."
- Weymouth Bible

They said, "Moses allowed a certificate of divorce to be written, and to divorce her."
- World English Bible

And thei seiden, Moises suffride to write a libel of forsaking, and to forsake.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they said, `Moses suffered to write a bill of divorce, and to put away.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 10:4


10:4 #Deu 24:1|.


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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