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?"
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?
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?
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?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:3 The Pharisees came tempting him - Trying to make him contradict Moses. For every cause - That is, for any thing which he dislikes in her. This the scribes allowed.
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Journey to Jerusalem. Concerning Divorce.
"You have heard the law that says, 'A man can divorce his wife by merely giving her a written notice of divorce.'
One day the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus, demanding that he show them a miraculous sign from heaven to prove his authority.
They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger.
1 Corinthians 7:10
But for those who are married, I have a command that comes not from me, but from the Lord. A wife must not leave her husband.
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