Mark 10:4
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New International Version
They said, "Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away."

New Living Translation
"Well, he permitted it," they replied. "He said a man can give his wife a written notice of divorce and send her away."

English Standard Version
They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.”

New American Standard Bible
They said, "Moses permitted a man TO WRITE A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY."

King James Bible
And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They said, "Moses permitted us to write divorce papers and send her away."

International Standard Version
They said, "Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to divorce her."

NET Bible
They said, "Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they said, “Moses allowed us to write a letter of divorce and we may get a divorce.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They said, "Moses allowed a man to give his wife a written notice to divorce her."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorce and to put her away.

King James 2000 Bible
And they said, Moses allowed a man to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.

American King James Version
And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorce, and to put her away.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who said: Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce, and to put her away.

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

English Revised Version
And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and they said, 'Moses suffered to write a bill of divorce, and to put away.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And they said,.... By way of reply,

Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away, Moses did not command them to divorce their wives, only suffered them to do so: and gave orders that if they could not bear that they should live with them, but would divorce them, that they should give them a bill, which should certify, they were so divorced, and then send them out of their houses, free to marry other men; this law, or permission, is in Deuteronomy 24:1, of the form of a bill of divorcement, See Gill on Matthew 5:31.



Mark 10:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus' Teaching about Divorce
3And He answered and said to them, "What did Moses command you?" 4They said, "Moses permitted a man TO WRITE A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY." 5But Jesus said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 24:1
If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house,

Deuteronomy 24:3
and her second husband dislikes her and writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house, or if he dies,

Matthew 5:31
"It has been said, 'Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.'

Mark 10:3
"What did Moses command you?" he replied.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Deuteronomy 24:1-4 When a man has taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass …

Isaiah 50:1 Thus said the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother's divorce, whom …

Jeremiah 3:1 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become …

Matthew 1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make …

Matthew 5:31,32 It has been said, Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her …

Matthew 19:7 They say to him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of …

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