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

New Living Translation
"You have heard the law that says, 'A man can divorce his wife by merely giving her a written notice of divorce.'

English Standard Version
“It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’

Berean Study Bible
It has also been said, 'Whoever divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.'

Berean Literal Bible
It was also said, 'Whoever shall divorce his wife, let him give her a letter of divorce.'

New American Standard Bible
"It was said, 'WHOEVER SENDS HIS WIFE AWAY, LET HIM GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE';

King James Bible
It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"It was also said, Whoever divorces his wife must give her a written notice of divorce.

International Standard Version
"It was also said, 'Whoever divorces his wife must give her a written notice of divorce.'

NET Bible
"It was said, 'Whoever divorces his wife must give her a legal document.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It has been said, “Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"It has also been said, 'Whoever divorces his wife must give her a written notice.'

New American Standard 1977
“And it was said, ‘WHOEVER SENDS HIS WIFE AWAY, LET HIM GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE’;

Jubilee Bible 2000
It was also said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a bill of divorce;

King James 2000 Bible
It has been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

American King James Version
It has been said, Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce:

American Standard Version
It was said also, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it hath been said, Whoseoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a bill of divorce.

Darby Bible Translation
It has been said too, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a letter of divorce.

English Revised Version
It was said also, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

Webster's Bible Translation
It hath been said, Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

Weymouth New Testament
"It was also said, 'If any man puts away his wife, let him give her a written notice of divorce.'

World English Bible
"It was also said, 'Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce,'

Young's Literal Translation
'And it was said, That whoever may put away his wife, let him give to her a writing of divorce;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:27-32 Victory over the desires of the heart, must be attended with painful exertions. But it must be done. Every thing is bestowed to save us from our sins, not in them. All our senses and powers must be kept from those things which lead to transgression. Those who lead others into temptation to sin, by dress or in other ways, or leave them in it, or expose them to it, make themselves guilty of their sin, and will be accountable for it. If painful operations are submitted to, that our lives may be saved, what ought our minds to shrink from, when the salvation of our souls is concerned? There is tender mercy under all the Divine requirements, and the grace and consolations of the Spirit will enable us to attend to them.
Study Bible
Divorce
30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to depart into hell. 31It has also been said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32But 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.…
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,

Deuteronomy 24:3
and if the latter husband turns against her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies who took her to be his wife,

Jeremiah 3:1
God says, "If a husband divorces his wife And she goes from him And belongs to another man, Will he still return to her? Will not that land be completely polluted? But you are a harlot with many lovers; Yet you turn to Me," declares the LORD.

Malachi 2:16
"For I hate divorce," says the LORD, the God of Israel, "and him who covers his garment with wrong," says the LORD of hosts. "So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously."

Matthew 19:3
Then some Pharisees came and tested Him by asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?"

Matthew 19:7
"Why then," they asked, "did Moses order a man to give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?"

Mark 10:4
They answered, "Moses permitted a man to write his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away."
Treasury of Scripture

It has been said, Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce:

whosoever.

Matthew 19:3,7 The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him, and saying to him, …

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

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

Mark 10:2-9 And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a …

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