Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

“If a man marries a woman, but she becomes displeasing to him because he finds something improper about her, he may write her a divorce certificate, hand it to her, and send her away from his house.

New American Standard Bible

"When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out from his house,

King James Version

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.

International Standard Version

"If a man chooses to enter into marriage with a woman, but she finds herself displeasing to him because he has found something objectionable about her, he must draw up divorce papers, hand them to her, and then send her out of his house.

A Conservative Version

When a man takes a wife, and marries her, then it shall be, if she finds no favor in his eyes, because he has found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her ou

American Standard Version

When a man taketh a wife, and marrieth her, then it shall be, if she find no favor in his eyes, because he hath found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

Amplified

When a man takes a wife and marries her, if then she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a bill of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house,

Bible in Basic English

If a man takes a wife, and after they are married she is unpleasing to him because of some bad quality in her, let him give her a statement in writing and send her away from his house.

Darby Translation

When a man taketh a wife, and marrieth her, it shall be if she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a letter of divorce, and give it into her hand, and send her out of his house.

Julia Smith Translation

When a man shall take a wife and he married her, and it was if she shall find not favor in his eyes because he found in her a nakedness of the word: and he wrote for her a writing of cutting off, and gave in her hand, and sent her away from his house.

King James 2000

When a man has taken a wife, and married her, and it comes to pass that she finds no favor in his eyes, because he has found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and put it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"When a man takes a wife and he marries her {and then} {she does not please him}, because he found {something objectionable} and writes her a letter of divorce and puts [it] in her hand and sends her [away] from his house,

Modern King James verseion

When a man has taken a wife and married her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes, because he has found some uncleanness in her, then let him write her a bill of divorce and put it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When a man hath taken a wife and married her, if she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath spied some uncleanness in her: Then let him write her a bill of divorcement and put it in her hand and send her out of his house.

NET Bible

If a man marries a woman and she does not please him because he has found something offensive in her, then he may draw up a divorce document, give it to her, and evict her from his house.

New Heart English Bible

When a man takes a wife, and marries her, then it shall be, if she find no favor in his eyes, because he has found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a bill of divorce, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

The Emphasized Bible

When a man taketh a woman, and marrieth her, then shall it be, if she find not favour in his eyes, because he hath found in her some matter of shame, that he shall write her a scroll of divorcement, and put it into her hand, and shall send her forth, out of his house.

Webster

When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it shall come to pass that she findeth no favor 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.

World English Bible

When a man takes a wife, and marries her, then it shall be, if she find no favor in his eyes, because he has found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a bill of divorce, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

Youngs Literal Translation

When a man doth take a wife, and hath married her, and it hath been, if she doth not find grace in his eyes (for he hath found in her nakedness of anything), and he hath written for her a writing of divorce, and given it into her hand, and sent her out of his house,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
When a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

a wife
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

and married
בּעל 
Ba`al 
Usage: 15

her, and it come to pass that she find
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

no favour
חן 
Chen 
Usage: 69

in his eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

ערוה 
`ervah 
Usage: 54

כּתב 
Kathab 
Usage: 223

her a bill
ספרה ספר 
Cepher 
Usage: 186

כּריתוּת 
K@riythuwth 
Usage: 4

and give
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

it in her hand
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

and send
שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

1 “If a man marries a woman, but she becomes displeasing to him because he finds something improper about her, he may write her a divorce certificate, hand it to her, and send her away from his house. 2 If after leaving his house she goes and becomes another man’s wife,



Cross References

Matthew 19:7-9

“Why then,” they asked Him, “did Moses command us to give divorce papers and to send her away?”

Deuteronomy 22:13

“If a man marries a woman, has sexual relations with her, and comes to hate her,

Deuteronomy 22:19

They will also fine him 100 silver shekels and give them to the young woman’s father, because that man gave an Israelite virgin a bad name. She will remain his wife; he cannot divorce her as long as he lives.

Jeremiah 3:8

I observed that it was because unfaithful Israel had committed adultery that I had sent her away and had given her a certificate of divorce. Nevertheless, her treacherous sister Judah was not afraid but also went and prostituted herself.

Exodus 21:10

If he takes an additional wife, he must not reduce the food, clothing, or marital rights of the first wife.

Deuteronomy 22:29

the man who raped her must give the young woman’s father 50 silver shekels, and she must become his wife because he violated her. He cannot divorce her as long as he lives.

Isaiah 50:1

This is what the Lord says:Where is your mother’s divorce certificate
that I used to send her away?
Or who were My creditors that I sold you to?
Look, you were sold for your iniquities,
and your mother was put away
because of your transgressions.

Matthew 5:31-32

“It was also said, Whoever divorceshis wife must give her a written notice of divorce.

Luke 16:18

“Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and everyone who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.

Deuteronomy 21:15

“If a man has two wives, one loved and the other unloved, and both the loved and the unloved bear him sons, and if the unloved wife has the firstborn son,

Deuteronomy 24:3

and the second man hates her, writes her a divorce certificate, hands it to her, and sends her away from his house or if he dies,

Malachi 2:16

“If he hates and divorces his wife,” says the Lord God of Israel, “he covers his garment with injustice,” says the Lord of Hosts. Therefore, watch yourselves carefully, and do not act treacherously.

Matthew 1:19

So her husband Joseph, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce her secretly.

Mark 10:4-12

They said, “Moses permitted us to write divorce papers and send her away.”

1 Corinthians 7:11-12

But if she does leave, she must remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband—and a husband is not to leave his wife.

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