The New Testament
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Matthew 19:3Matthew 19:12

b. Further Temptation by the Fundamentalists

3 aAnd some Pharisees came to Him, 1btesting Him and saying, Is it lawful for a man to 2divorce his wife for any cause?

4 And He answered and said, Have you anot read that 1He who bcreated them from the beginning made them male and female,

5 And said, "For this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall be ajoined to his wife; and the two shall be one flesh''?

6 So then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has yoked together, let man not aseparate.

7 They said to Him, Why then did Moses 1command us to give her a acertificate of divorce and divorce her?

8 He said to them, Moses, because of your ahardness of heart, allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the 1beginning it has not been so.

9 But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife, except for 1fornication, and marries another, commits aadultery; 2and he who marries her who has been divorced commits adultery.

10 His disciples said to Him, If the case of the man with his wife is 1like this, it is not profitable to marry.

11 And He said to them, 1Not all men can 2accept this word, but only those to whom it has been agiven.

12 For there are eunuchs who were born so from their mother's womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs 1who made themselves eunuchs abecause of the 2kingdom of the heavens. He who can accept it, let him accept it.