Mark 10:12
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New International Version
And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."

New Living Translation
And if a woman divorces her husband and marries someone else, she commits adultery."

English Standard Version
and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

Berean Study Bible
And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."

Berean Literal Bible
And if a woman, having divorced her husband, should marry another, she commits adultery."

New American Standard Bible
and if she herself divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery."

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Also, if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery."

International Standard Version
And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."

NET Bible
And if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery."

New Heart English Bible
If she herself divorces her husband, and marries another, she commits adultery."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And if a woman divorces her husband and another man shall have her, she commits adultery.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If a wife divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery."

New American Standard 1977
and if she herself divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if the woman shall put away her husband and be married to another, she commits adultery.

King James 2000 Bible
And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she commits adultery.

American King James Version
And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she commits adultery.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if the wife shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

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

English Revised Version
and if she herself shall put away her husband, and marry another, she committeth adultery.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and if a woman may put away her husband, and is married to another, she committeth adultery.'
Study Bible
Teachings about Divorce
11So He told them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. 12And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.” 13People were bringing the little children to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:32
But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, brings adultery upon her. And whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

1 Corinthians 7:11
But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.

1 Corinthians 7:13
And if a woman has an unbelieving husband and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him.
Treasury of Scripture

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

(12) And if a woman shall put away.--This also is peculiar to St. Mark, and it is noticeable, as being the only passage in our Lord's teaching which distinctly states the case referred to, and passes sentence on the wife who divorces her husband and marries again, as well as on the husband who divorces his wife, and the wife who is so divorced. All three cases are dealt with on the same grounds: (1) that the marriage relationship ought to be indissoluble, and that one cause only justifies or permits its dissolution; and (2) that any further permission of divorce is but a concession to the hardness of men's hearts for the avoidance of greater evils.

Verse 12. - This verse should be read thus: And if she herself shall put away her husband, and marry another, she committeth adultery καὶ ἐὰν αὐτὴ ἀπολύσασα τὸν ἄνδρα αὑτῆς γαμήση ἄλλον μοιχᾶται. This reading is well supported. These words indicate that, according to our blessed Lord's teaching, wives and husbands have equal rights in reference to divorce; and so the Greek, according to the best authorities, is (γαμήση) "shall marry," not (γαμηθῆ) "shall be married." Josephus, however, makes it evident that in his time husband and wife had by no means equal rights in these matters ('Antiq.' 15:7, 10). And if a woman shall put away her husband,.... Not that there was the same law, or the same sufferance by the law of Moses, for a woman to put away her husband, as for the husband to put away the wife; nor was it practised among the Jews, unless it came to be in use about this time, in their declining state, having taken it from the Gentiles; of whom they say (s), that

"they divorce one another: says R. Jochanan, , "his wife divorces him", and gives him the dowry.''

So Salome, the sister of Herod the Great, sent a bill of divorce to her husband Costobarus; and in this she was followed by Herodias, the daughter of Aristobulus, as Josephus (t) relates; and which his own wife also did. And by such examples the practice might prevail among the Jews: and we have a story told (u) us of a holy man, and a holy yeoman, who were married, and had no children, , "and they divorced one another"; and the one went and married a wicked woman, and she made him wicked; and the other went and married a wicked man, and she made him righteous but I do not find that this practice was approved, or established by any rule, or canon. They allow (w) indeed a woman to write her husband's divorce of her, with proper witnesses; and they also oblige one, that was espoused in her minority, and refuses her husband, when adult, to write a bill of refusal; the form of that, and the rules about it, take as follow (x):

"they do not allow one to marry a minor; he that marries a minor that is fatherless, and she is not pleased with her husband, lo! she may refuse, and go away, and she has no need of a divorce from him, because the espousals of a minor are not perfect espousals, as we have explained: and so a minor, whom her father marries, and she becomes a widow, or is divorced whilst she is a minor, lo! she is as one fatherless, in, her father's life time; and if she marries whilst she is a minor, she may refuse--how does she refuse? she says before two witnesses, I do not like such an one my husband; or I do not like the espousals with which my father, or my brother, espoused me; and such like words.--The two, before whom the minor refuses, write for her; on such a day, such an one, the daughter of such an one, refused, before us, such an one her husband; and they seal, and give it to her: and this is the body, or substance of a bill of refusal--in such a week, on such a day of the month, in such a year, such an one, the daughter of such an one, refused before us, and said, that my mother, or my brother, forced me, and married me, or espoused me, and I, a minor, to such an one, the son of such an one; and now I reveal my mind before you, that I do not like him, and I will not abide with him: and we have searched such an one; and this is manifest to us, that she is yet a minor, and we have written, and sealed, and have given this to her, for her justification, and a clear proof;''

"Such an one, the son of such an one, witness. Such an one, the son of such an one, witness.''

And such a writing was called, , "a bill of refusal", and sometimes , "letters of refusal" (y), but a bill of divorcement given by a married woman to her husband, I have not met with. Justin Martyr speaks (z) of a Christian woman that, "gave a bill of divorce" to her husband: such things, therefore, have been done, and might be done in Christ's time, to which he refers; and concerning which he says, that if a woman do so,

and be married to another, she committeth adultery; with the man she marries, and against, and to the injury of her former husband, unjustly left by her.

(s) Bereshit Rabba, sect. 18. fol. 15. 3.((t) Antiqu. l. 15. c. 11. & 18. 7. (u) Bercshit Rabba, sect. 17. fol. 14. 4. (w) Misn. Edict. c, 2. sect. 3.((x) Maimon. Hilch. Gerushim, c. 11. sect. 1, 8, 9, 11. (y) Misn. Bava Metzta, c. 1. sect. 8. (z) Apolog. 1. p 42. Yid. Euscb. Eccl. Hist. l. 4. c. 17. 10:1-12 Wherever Jesus was, the people flocked after him in crowds, and he taught them. Preaching was Christ's constant practice. He here shows that the reason why Moses' law allowed divorce, was such that they ought not to use the permission; it was only for the hardness of their hearts. God himself joined man and wife together; he has fitted them to be comforts and helps for each other. The bond which God has tied, is not to be lightly untied. Let those who are for putting away their wives consider what would become of themselves, if God should deal with them in like manner.
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