Matthew 19:7
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English Standard Version
They said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?”

King James Bible
They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

American Standard Version
They say unto him, Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorcement, and to put her away?

Douay-Rheims Bible
They say to him: Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorce, and to put away?

English Revised Version
They say unto him, Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorcement, and to put her away?

Webster's Bible Translation
They say to him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

Weymouth New Testament
"Why then," said they, "did Moses command the husband to give her 'a written notice of divorce,' and so put her away?"

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Vincent's Word Studies

Writing (βιβλίον)

Rev., bill. The word is a diminutive of βίβλος, which originally means the inner bark of the papyrus, used for writing, then a book or roll of this bark; hence a paper, bill.

Matthew 19:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Why.

Matthew 5:31 It has been said, Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce:

Deuteronomy 24:1-4 When a man has taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favor in his eyes...

Isaiah 50:1 Thus said the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother's divorce, whom I have put away?...

Jeremiah 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce...

Mark 10:4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorce, and to put her away.

and to.

Matthew 1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privately.

Malachi 2:16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, said that he hates putting away: for one covers violence with his garment, said the LORD of hosts...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 24:1
"When a man takes a wife and marries her, if then she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, and she departs out of his house,

Matthew 5:31
"It was also said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.'

Matthew 19:6
So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."

Matthew 19:8
He said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.

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