And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.…
The special duties belonging to marriage are love and affection. Love is the marriage of the affections. There is, as it were, but one heart in two bodies. Love lines the yoke and makes it easy; it perfumes the marriage relation. Like two poisons in one stomach, one is ever sick of the other. In marriage there is mutual promise of living together faithfully according to God's holy ordinance. Among the Romans, on the day of marriage, the woman presented to her husband fire and water: signifying, that as fire refines, and water cleanses, she would live with her husband in chastity and sincerity.
Parallel VersesKJV: And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.