Mark 10:5
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New International Version
"It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law," Jesus replied.

New Living Translation
But Jesus responded, "He wrote this commandment only as a concession to your hard hearts.

English Standard Version
And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.

Berean Study Bible
But Jesus told them, "Moses wrote this commandment for you because your hearts were hard.

Berean Literal Bible
But Jesus said to them, "He wrote this commandment for you because of your hardness of heart;

New American Standard Bible
But Jesus said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.

King James Bible
And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Jesus told them, "He wrote this command for you because of the hardness of your hearts.

International Standard Version
But Jesus told them, "It was because of your hardness of heart that he wrote this command for you.

NET Bible
But Jesus said to them, "He wrote this commandment for you because of your hard hearts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua answered and he said to them, “He wrote you this commandment confronting the callousness of your heart.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to them, "He wrote this command for you because you're heartless.

New American Standard 1977
But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this commandment.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.

American King James Version
And Jesus answered and said to them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.

American Standard Version
But Jesus said unto them, For your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To whom Jesus answering, said: Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you that precept.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, In view of your hard-heartedness he wrote this commandment for you;

English Revised Version
But Jesus said unto them, For your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus answered and said to them, For the hardness of your heart, he wrote you this precept.

Weymouth New Testament
"It was in consideration of your stubborn hearts," said Jesus, "that Moses enacted this law for you;

World English Bible
But Jesus said to them, "For your hardness of heart, he wrote you this commandment.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, 'For the stiffness of your heart he wrote you this command,
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Teachings about Divorce
4They answered, “Moses permitted a man to write his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away.” 5But Jesus told them, “Moses wrote this commandment for you because your hearts were hard. 6However, from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 24:1
"When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens that 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 from his house,

Matthew 19:8
Jesus answered, "It was because of your hardness of heart that Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but it was not this way from the beginning.
Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus answered and said to them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.

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Deuteronomy 9:6 Understand therefore, that the LORD your God gives you not this good …

Deuteronomy 31:27 For I know your rebellion, and your stiff neck: behold, while I am …

Nehemiah 9:16,17,26 But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, …

Matthew 19:8 He said to them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered …

Acts 7:51 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always …

Hebrews 3:7-10 Why (as the Holy Ghost said, To day if you will hear his voice…

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