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.
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.
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.
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.
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"But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first."--Matthew 19:30. "So the last shall be first, and the first last."--Matthew 20:16. WE MUST BE SAVED if we would serve the Lord. We cannot serve God in an unsaved condition. "They that are in the flesh cannot please God." It is vain for them to attempt service while they are still at enmity against God. The Lord wants not enemies to wait upon him, nor slaves to grace his throne. We must be saved first; and salvation is all of grace. …
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Journey to Jerusalem. Concerning Divorce.
"Then why did Moses say in the law that a man could give his wife a written notice of divorce and send her away?" they asked.
And I tell you this, whoever divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery--unless his wife has been unfaithful."
But Jesus responded, "He wrote this commandment only as a concession to your hard hearts.
Still later he appeared to the eleven disciples as they were eating together. He rebuked them for their stubborn unbelief because they refused to believe those who had seen him after he had been raised from the dead.
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