Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.


General references

Bible References

Hath taken

Deuteronomy 21:15
When a man shall have two wives - the one beloved and, the other hated, and they have borne him sons, both she that is beloved, and she that is hated, - and it shall be that the firstborn son belongeth to her that is hated,
Deuteronomy 22:13
When a man taketh a wife, - and goeth in unto her and hateth her;
Exodus 21:10
If he take to himself another, her food her clothing, and her marriage-right, shall he not withdraw.

Then let him

Deuteronomy 24:3
But if the latter husband hate her, and write her a scroll of divorcement and put it into her hand, and send her away out of his house, - or, if the latter husband die, who had taken her to him to wife,
Jeremiah 3:8
Though she saw that for all this, apostate Israel having committed adultery, I had sent her away, and had given a scroll of divorcement unto her, yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but, she also, went and committed unchastity.
Matthew 5:31
It was said, moreover, Whosoever shall divorce his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement;
Matthew 19:7
They say unto him - Why then did, Moses, command, to give a writing of repudiation and to divorce?
Mark 10:4
And, they, said - Moses permitted, to write, a roll of dismissal, and to divorce.


Isaiah 50:1
Thus, saith Yahweh - Where then is the set, oil of your mothers divorce, whom I have put away? Or, which of my creditors, is it to whom I have sold you? Lo! for your iniquities, have ye been sold, And for your transgressions, hath your mother been put away.

Send her

Deuteronomy 22:19
and fine him a hundred shekels of silver and give unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought an evil name upon a virgin of Israel, and she shall remain his wife, he may not put her away, all his days.
Malachi 2:16
For he hateth divorce, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, him also who covereth with violence his own clothing, saith Yahweh of hosts, - therefore should ye take heed to your spirit, and not deal treacherously.
Matthew 1:19
Moreover, Joseph her husband, being, righteous, and yet unwilling to expose her, - intended, privately, to divorce her.
Luke 16:18
Every one divorcing his wife and marrying another, committeth adultery; and, he that marrieth a woman divorced from a husband, committeth adultery.
1 Corinthians 7:11
But, if she should even depart, let her remain unmarried, or, to her husband, be reconciled; and let not, a husband, leave, his wife.

General references

Mark 10:4
And, they, said - Moses permitted, to write, a roll of dismissal, and to divorce.