New American Standard Bible
Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?"
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?
Darby Bible Translation
And the Pharisees came to him tempting him, and saying, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
World English Bible
Pharisees came to him, testing him, and saying, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?"
Young's Literal Translation
And the Pharisees came near to him, tempting him, and saying to him, 'Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Pharisees came - See the notes at Matthew 3:7.
Tempting him - This means, to get him, if possible, to express an opinion that should involve him in difficulty.
Is it lawful ... - There was the more art in the captious question which they proposed, as at that time the people were very much divided on the subject. A part, following the opinions of Hillel, said that a man might divorce his wife for any offence, or any dislike he might have of her. See the notes at Matthew 5:31. Others, of the school of Shammai, maintained that divorce was unlawful except in case of adultery. Whatever opinion, therefore, Christ expressed, they expected that he would involve himself in difficulty with one of their parties.
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"It was said, 'WHOEVER SENDS HIS WIFE AWAY, LET HIM GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE';
The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Jesus, they asked Him to show them a sign from heaven.
They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground.
1 Corinthians 7:10
But to the married I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not leave her husband
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