Matthew 19:8
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English Standard Version
He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.

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.

American Standard Version
He saith unto them, Moses for your hardness of heart suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it hath not been so.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He saith to them: Because Moses by reason of the hardness of your heart permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

English Revised Version
He saith unto them, Moses for your hardness of heart suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it hath not been so.

Webster's Bible Translation
He saith to them, Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

Weymouth New Testament
"Moses," He replied, "in consideration of the hardness of your nature permitted you to put away your wives, but it has not been so from the beginning.

Matthew 19:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Because of (πρὸς)

Rev., for: having regard to.

It was not so (οὐ γέγονεν οὕτως)

The A. V. is commonly understood to mean, it was not so in the beginning. But that is not Christ's meaning. The verb is in the perfect tense (denoting the continuance of past action or its results down to the present). He means: Notwithstanding Moses' permission, the case has not been so from the beginning until now. The original ordinance has never been abrogated nor superseded, but continues in force.

Matthew 19:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

because.

Psalm 95:8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

Zechariah 7:12 Yes, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law...

Malachi 2:13,14 And this have you done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out...

Mark 10:5 And Jesus answered and said to them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.

suffered.

Matthew 3:15 And Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

Matthew 8:31 So the devils sought him, saying, If you cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.

1 Corinthians 7:6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.

but.

Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall join to his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Genesis 7:7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein...

Cross References
Matthew 19:7
They said to him, "Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?"

Matthew 19:9
And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery."

Mark 10:5
And Jesus said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.

Mark 16:14
Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen.

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