Mark 10:2
New International Version
Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"

New Living Translation
Some Pharisees came and tried to trap him with this question: “Should a man be allowed to divorce his wife?”

English Standard Version
And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

Berean Study Bible
Some Pharisees came to test Him. “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” they inquired.

Berean Literal Bible
And the Pharisees, having approached, were demanding of Him if it is lawful for a husband to divorce a wife, testing Him.

King James Bible
And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.

New King James Version
The Pharisees came and asked Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” testing Him.

New American Standard Bible
And some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began questioning Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce his wife.

NASB 1995
Some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce a wife.

NASB 1977
And some Pharisees came up to Him, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce a wife.

Amplified Bible
Pharisees came to Jesus to test Him [intending to trick Him into saying something wrong], and asked Him, “Is it lawful [according to Scripture] for a man to divorce his wife and send her away?”

Christian Standard Bible
Some Pharisees came to test him, asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Some Pharisees approached Him to test Him. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"

American Standard Version
And there came unto him Pharisees, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? trying him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Pharisees approached, tempting him, and asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

Contemporary English Version
Some Pharisees wanted to test Jesus. So they came up to him and asked if it was right for a man to divorce his wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Pharisees coming to him asked him: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.

English Revised Version
And there came unto him Pharisees, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.

Good News Translation
Some Pharisees came to him and tried to trap him. "Tell us," they asked, "does our Law allow a man to divorce his wife?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some Pharisees came to test him. They asked, "Can a husband divorce his wife?"

International Standard Version
Some Pharisees came to test him. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"

Literal Standard Version
And the Pharisees, having come near, questioned Him if it is lawful for a husband to put away a wife, tempting Him,

NET Bible
Then some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"

New Heart English Bible
Pharisees came to him testing him, and asked him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"

Weymouth New Testament
Presently a party of Pharisees come to Him with the question--seeking to entrap Him, "May a man divorce his wife?"

World English Bible
Pharisees came to him testing him, and asked him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"

Young's Literal Translation
And the Pharisees, having come near, questioned him, if it is lawful for a husband to put away a wife, tempting him,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Teachings about Divorce
1Then Jesus left that place and went into the region of Judea, beyond the Jordan. Again the crowds came to Him and He taught them, as was His custom. 2 Some Pharisees came to test Him. Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” they inquired. 3“What did Moses command you?” He replied.…

Cross References
Mark 10:1
Then Jesus left that place and went into the region of Judea, beyond the Jordan. Again the crowds came to Him and He taught them, as was His custom.

Mark 10:3
"What did Moses command you?" He replied.

John 8:6
They said this to test Him, in order to have a basis for accusing Him. But Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with His finger.

1 Corinthians 7:10
To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband.


Treasury of Scripture

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

the Pharisees.

Mark 8:15
And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

Matthew 9:34
But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.

Matthew 15:12
Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

Is it.

Malachi 2:16
For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.

Matthew 5:31,32
It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: …

Matthew 19:3
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?

tempting.

Mark 8:11
And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.

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

Matthew 22:35
Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,









(2-12) And the Pharisees came to him.--See Notes on Matthew 19:3-12. We are not surprised to find St. Mark omitting the "hard saying" about the eunuchs of Matthew 19:12. It was hardly likely, even if he knew it, to commend itself to him as adapted for the Gentile readers for whom he wrote his Gospel. Probably, however, for the reason thus given, it was not part of the current teaching of the Church, and was recorded by St. Matthew as something exceptional.

Verse 2. - And there came unto him Pharisees - the article should be omitted - and asked him - they came forward before the people, and publicly questioned him - Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? St. Matthew (Matthew 21:3) adds to the question the words, "for every cause." There were causes for which it was lawful. They put this question to our Lord, tempting him; of course with an evil intent. This question about divorce was one which was much agitated in the time of our Lord. In the century before Christ, a learned rabbi, named Hillel, a native of Babylon, who afterwards came to Jerusalem, studied the Law with great success, and became the head of the chief school in that city. One of his disciples, named Shammai, separated from his master, and set up another school; so that in the time of our Lord the scribes and doctors of the Law were ranged in two parties, namely, the followers of Hillel, the most influential; and the followers of Shammai. These two schools differed widely on the subject of divorce. The followers of Shammai only permitted divorce in the case of moral defilement, while the followers of Hillel placed the matter entirely in the power of the husband. The object, therefore, of this artful question was to entrap our Lord, and to bring him into collision with one or other of these two opposing parties. For if he had said that it was not lawful for a man to put away his wife, he would have exposed himself to the hostility of many of the wealthy classes, who put away their wives for any cause. But if he had allowed the lawfulness of divorce at all, they would have found fault with his doctrine as imperfect and carnal, although he professed to be a spiritual Teacher of a perfect system, sent down from heaven.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[Some] Pharisees
Φαρισαῖοι (Pharisaioi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5330: Of Hebrew origin; a separatist, i.e. Exclusively religious; a Pharisean, i.e. Jewish sectary.

came
προσελθόντες (proselthontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4334: From pros and erchomai; to approach, i.e. come near, visit, or worship, assent to.

to test
πειράζοντες (peirazontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3985: To try, tempt, test. From peira; to test, i.e. Endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline.

Him.
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“Is it lawful
ἔξεστιν (exestin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1832: It is permitted, lawful, possible.

for a man
ἀνδρὶ (andri)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

to divorce
ἀπολῦσαι (apolysai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 630: From apo and luo; to free fully, i.e. relieve, release, dismiss, or let die, pardon or divorce.

his wife?”
γυναῖκα (gynaika)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

they inquired.
ἐπηρώτων (epērōtōn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1905: To interrogate, question, demand of. From epi and erotao; to ask for, i.e. Inquire, seek.


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