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.


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Bible References

Hath taken

Deuteronomy 21:15
When there shall be to a man two wives, the one loved and the one hated, and they bare sons to him, the loved and the hated, and the first-born son was to her being hated:
Deuteronomy 22:13
If any man shall take a wife, and went in to her and hated her,
Exodus 21:10
If he shall take to him another, her food and her covering and her cohabitation he shall not take away.

Then let him

Deuteronomy 24:3
And the last man hated her and wrote for her a writing of cutting off, and gave in her hand, and sent her away from his house; or if the last man shall die which took her to him for a wife,
Jeremiah 3:8
And I shall see for all the causes that Israel turning away committed adultery, I sent her away and I shall give a writing of her cutting off to her; and her faithless sister Judah was not afraid, and she will go and commit fornication, she also.
Matthew 5:31
And it was said, That whosoever should loose his wife, let him give her a repudiation.
Matthew 19:7
They say to him, Why then did Moses charge to give a writing of divorce, and loose her?
Mark 10:4
And they said, Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce, and to loose.


Isaiah 50:1
Thus said Jehovah, Where this writing of cutting off of your mother which I sent her away? or which of my creditors whom I sold you to him? Behold, in your iniquities ye sold yourselves, and in your transgressions your mother was sent away.

Send her

Deuteronomy 22:19
And they amerced him a hundred of silver, and gave to the father of the maiden, for he brought out an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be to him for a wife; he shall not be able to send her away all his days.
Malachi 2:16
For he hated sending away, says Jehovah God of Israel: and he covered violence with his clothing, said Jehovah of armies: and ye watched in your spirit, and ye shall not deal faithlessly.
Matthew 1:19
And Joseph her husband being just, and not willing to expose her to disgrace, wished to let her go in secret.
Luke 16:18
Every one loosing his wife, and marrying another, commits adultery: and every one marrying her having been loosed from the husband commits adultery.
1 Corinthians 7:11
And if also she be separated, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to the husband: and the husband not to send away the wife.

General references

Mark 10:4
And they said, Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce, and to loose.