New Living Translation
But Jesus responded, "He wrote this commandment only as a concession to your hard hearts.
King James Bible
And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, In view of your hard-heartedness he wrote this commandment 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,
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'And they brought young children to Him, that He should touch them: and His disciples rebuked those that brought them. 14. But when Jesus saw it, He was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 15. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.' --Mark x. 13-15. It was natural that the parents should have wanted Christ's blessing, so …
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"Suppose a man marries a woman but she does not please him. Having discovered something wrong with her, he writes her a letter of divorce, hands it to her, and sends her away from his house.
Jesus replied, "Moses permitted divorce only as a concession to your hard hearts, but it was not what God had originally intended.
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