English Standard Version
And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?”
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?
American Standard Version
And there came unto him Pharisees, trying him, and saying, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
And there came to him the Pharisees tempting him, and saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
English Revised Version
And there came unto him Pharisees, tempting him, and saying, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
Webster's Bible Translation
The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him, and saying to him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
Weymouth New Testament
Then came some of the Pharisees to Him to put Him to the proof by the question, "Has a man a right to divorce his wife whenever he chooses?"
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
See on Matthew 6:13.
For every cause
The temptation turned upon the dispute dividing the two great Rabbinical schools, the one of which (that of Hillel) held that a man might divorce his wife for any reason which rendered her distasteful to him; and the other (that of Shammai) that divorce was allowable only in case of unchastity. The querists would be anxious to know which side Jesus espoused.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"It was also said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.'
And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven.
This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.
1 Corinthians 7:10
To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband
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