Matthew 19:3
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New International Version
Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?"

New Living Translation
Some Pharisees came and tried to trap him with this question: "Should a man be allowed to divorce his wife for just any reason?"

English Standard Version
And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?”

Berean Study Bible
Then some Pharisees came and tested Him by asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?"

Berean Literal Bible
And Pharisees came to Him, testing Him and saying, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for every cause?"

New American Standard Bible
Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?"

King James Bible
The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Some Pharisees approached Him to test Him. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife on any grounds?"

International Standard Version
Some Pharisees came to him in order to test him. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?"

NET Bible
Then some Pharisees came to him in order to test him. They asked, "Is it lawful to divorce a wife for any cause?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Pharisees came to him and they were testing him, and they were saying, “Is it legal for a man to divorce his wife for any cause?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some Pharisees came to test him. They asked, "Can a man divorce his wife for any reason?"

New American Standard 1977
And some Pharisees came to Him, testing Him, and saying, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause at all?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the Pharisees came unto him, tempting him and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for any cause?

King James 2000 Bible
The Pharisees also came unto him, testing him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

American King James Version
The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him, and saying to him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

American Standard Version
And there came unto him Pharisees, trying him, and saying, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there came to him the Pharisees tempting him, and saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

Darby Bible Translation
And the Pharisees came to him tempting him, and saying, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

English Revised Version
And there came unto him Pharisees, tempting him, and saying, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

Webster's Bible Translation
The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him, and saying to him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

Weymouth New Testament
Then came some of the Pharisees to Him to put Him to the proof by the question, "Has a man a right to divorce his wife whenever he chooses?"

World English Bible
Pharisees came to him, testing him, and saying, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?"

Young's Literal Translation
And the Pharisees came near to him, tempting him, and saying to him, 'Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
19:3-12 The Pharisees were desirous of drawing something from Jesus which they might represent as contrary to the law of Moses. Cases about marriage have been numerous, and sometimes perplexed; made so, not by the law of God, but by the lusts and follies of men; and often people fix what they will do, before they ask for advice. Jesus replied by asking whether they had not read the account of the creation, and the first example of marriage; thus pointing out that every departure therefrom was wrong. That condition is best for us, and to be chosen and kept to accordingly, which is best for our souls, and tends most to prepare us for, and preserve us to, the kingdom of heaven. When the gospel is really embraced, it makes men kind relatives and faithful friends; it teaches them to bear the burdens, and to bear with the infirmities of those with whom they are connected, to consider their peace and happiness more than their own. As to ungodly persons, it is proper that they should be restrained by laws, from breaking the peace of society. And we learn that the married state should be entered upon with great seriousness and earnest prayer.
Study Bible
Teachings about Divorce
2Large crowds followed Him, and He healed them there. 3Then some Pharisees came and tested Him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?” 4Jesus answered, “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’…
Cross References
Matthew 5:31
It has also been said, 'Whoever divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.'

Matthew 16:1
Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came and tested Jesus by asking Him to show them a sign from heaven.

John 8:6
They said this to test Him, in order to have a basis for accusing Him. But Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with His finger.

1 Corinthians 7:10
To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband.
Treasury of Scripture

The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him, and saying to him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

tempting.

Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired …

Matthew 22:16-18,35 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, …

Mark 10:2 And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a …

Mark 12:13,15 And they send to him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, …

Luke 11:53,54 And as he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees …

John 8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. …

Hebrews 3:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

Is it.

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

Malachi 2:14-16 Yet you say, Why? Because the LORD has been witness between you and …

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