Matthew 19:9Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

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Matthew 19:9Amplified Bible (AMP)

I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

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Matthieu 19:9Louis Segond (LSG)

Mais je vous dis que celui qui répudie sa femme, sauf pour infidélité, et qui en épouse une autre, commet un adultère.

Louis Segond (LSG)

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Mateo 19:9Reina-Valera Antigua (RVA)

Y yo os digo que cualquiera que repudiare á su mujer, si no fuere por causa de fornicación, y se casare con otra, adultera: y el que se casare con la repudiada, adultera.

Reina-Valera Antigua (RVA)

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[Matthew] 19:9 except it be for fornication. God’s plan and standards is one man and one woman joined together in a marriage dissolvable only by death (vv. 5-6; see Gen 2:24, note SS 2:7; 4:12, notes; Mal 2:14, note). To this Jesus gives an exception, namely, “fornication.” Fornication is marital unfaithfulness (Gk porneia) and includes adultery or any kind of sexual immorality (cf. 5:32). Therefore, divorce is permitted when sexual immorality is involved. The following are important Biblical facts concerning divorce. (1) When Jesus criticizes divorce in vv. 7 – 8, He is not criticizing a separation because of adultery, but a divorce permitted in the OT in those cases where a husband discovered “uncleanness,” perhaps premarital unchasteness, after the marriage had taken place (Deut 24:1-4). God’s desire in such cases was that the two remain together. However, He permitted divorce due to premarital unchasteness because of the hardness of the people’s hearts (vv. 7 – 8).

(2) In the case of immorality after marriage, the OT law prescribed the dissolving of the marriage by executing both of the offending parties (Lev 20:!0; Deut 22:22). This of course, would leave the innocent person free to remarry (Rom 7:2; 1 Cor 7:39).

(3) Under the new covenant the privileges of the believer are no less. Although divorce is a tragedy, marital unfaithfulness is such a cruel sin against one’s spouse that Christ states that the innocent party has a proper right to end the marriage by a divorce. He or she is free to remarry another believer (1 Cor 7:27-28).

(4) Paul’s treatment of marriage and desertion in 1 Cor 7:12-16 indicates that a marriage also may be dissolved by desertion of an unbelieving spouse. He further indicates that remarriage by the believer in such cases is not sin (see 1 Cor 7:15, note; 7:27-28).

Excerpt:  Holy Bible: Life In the Spirit Study Bible. 1992, 2003. Michigan: Zondervan.




Matthew 15:15-20Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

15 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. 16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? 17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20 these are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

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Romans 1:26-32Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

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1 Corinthians 7:1-7Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. But I speak this by permission,and not of commandment. For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.

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Be faithful one to another.

In Jesus Mighty Name,

Evangelist Esther