Matthew 19:8
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New International Version
Jesus replied, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.

New Living Translation
Jesus replied, "Moses permitted divorce only as a concession to your hard hearts, but it was not what God had originally intended.

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
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.

Berean Literal Bible
He says to them, "In view of your hardness of heart, Moses allowed you to divorce your wives; but it was not this way from the beginning.

New American Standard Bible
He said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way.

King James Bible
He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He told them, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because of the hardness of your hearts. But it was not like that from the beginning.

International Standard Version
He told them, "It was because of your hardness of heart that Moses allowed you to divorce your wives. But from the beginning it was not this way.

NET Bible
Jesus said to them, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because of your hard hearts, but from the beginning it was not this way.

New Heart English Bible
He said to them, "Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it has not been so.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said to them, “Moses, confronting the callousness of your heart, let you divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus answered them, "Moses allowed you to divorce your wives because you're heartless. It was never this way in the beginning.

New American Standard 1977
He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart, Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He said unto them, Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.

King James 2000 Bible
He said unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts allowed you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

American King James Version
He said to them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

American Standard Version
He saith unto them, Moses for your hardness of heart suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it hath not been so.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He saith to them: Because Moses by reason of the hardness of your heart permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

Darby Bible Translation
He says to them, Moses, in view of your hardheartedness, allowed you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not thus.

English Revised Version
He saith unto them, Moses for your hardness of heart suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it hath not been so.

Webster's Bible Translation
He saith to them, Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

Weymouth New Testament
"Moses," He replied, "in consideration of the hardness of your nature permitted you to put away your wives, but it has not been so from the beginning.

World English Bible
He said to them, "Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it has not been so.

Young's Literal Translation
He saith to them -- 'Moses for your stiffness of heart did suffer you to put away your wives, but from the beginning it hath not been so.
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
7“Why then,” they asked, “did Moses order a man to give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?” 8Jesus 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. 9Now I tell you that whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman, commits adultery.”…
Cross References
Matthew 19:7
"Why then," they asked, "did Moses order a man to give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?"

Matthew 19:9
Now I tell you that whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman, commits adultery."

Mark 10:5
But Jesus told them, "Moses wrote this commandment for you because your hearts were hard.

Mark 16:14
Later as they were eating, Jesus appeared to the eleven and rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.
Treasury of Scripture

He said to them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

because.

Psalm 95:8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of …

Zechariah 7:12 Yes, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should …

Malachi 2:13,14 And this have you done again, covering the altar of the LORD with …

Mark 10:5 And Jesus answered and said to them, For the hardness of your heart …

suffered.

Matthew 3:15 And Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus …

Matthew 8:31 So the devils sought him, saying, If you cast us out, suffer us to …

1 Corinthians 7:6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.

but.

Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall …

Genesis 7:7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives …

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the …

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