And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.…
A gentlemen who did not live very happily with his wife decided to procure a divorce, and took advice on the subject from an intimate friend — a man of high social standing. "Go home and court your wife for a year," said this wise adviser, "and then tell me the result." They bowed in prayer, and separated. When a year passed away, the once-complaining husband called again to see his friend, and said: "I have called to thank you for the good advice you gave me, and to tell you that my wife and I are as happy as when first we were married. I cannot be grateful enough for your good counsel." "I am glad to hear it, dear sir," said the other, "and I hope you will continue to court your wife as long as you live."
Parallel VersesKJV: And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.