Matthew 19:3
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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?

Douay-Rheims Bible
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?"

Matthew 19:3 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Tempting

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.

Matthew 19:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

tempting.

Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven.

Matthew 22:16-18,35 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you are true...

Mark 10:2 And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.

Mark 12:13,15 And they send to him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words...

Luke 11:53,54 And as he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently...

John 8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground...

Hebrews 3:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

Is it.

Matthew 5:31,32 It has been said, Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce...

Malachi 2:14-16 Yet you say, Why? Because the LORD has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously...

Cross References
Matthew 5:31
"It was also said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.'

Matthew 16:1
And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven.

John 8:6
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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