“They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?”
King James Version (KJV)
19:7 Why did Moses command - Christ replies, Moses permitted (not commanded) it, because of the hardness of your hearts - Because neither your fathers nor you could bear the more excellent way. #Deut 24:1 Matt 5:31|; Mark 10:2; Luke 16:18.
Mt 19:7 Why did Moses then command? See De 24:1-4. They insinuate that he contradicts Moses.