Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Some Pharisees came to test him. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"

New American Standard Bible

Some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce a wife.

King James Version

And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.

Holman Bible

Some Pharisees approached Him to test Him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

A Conservative Version

And the Pharisees having approached, they demanded of him if it is permitted for a man to divorce a wife, testing him.

American Standard Version

And there came unto him Pharisees, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? trying him.

Amplified

And some Pharisees came up, and, in order to test Him and try to find a weakness in Him, asked, Is it lawful for a man to dismiss and repudiate and divorce his wife?

An Understandable Version

Some Pharisees [i.e., a strict sect of the Jewish religion] came to Him [and attempted] to test Him by asking, "Is it permissible by the law of Moses for a man to divorce his wife?"

Anderson New Testament

And the Pharisees came to him, and that they might tempt him, asked him the question: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife?

Bible in Basic English

And Pharisees came to him, testing him with the question, Is it right for a man to put away his wife?

Common New Testament

The Pharisees came and in order to test him asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

then the Pharisees came and propos'd to him this insnaring question, is it lawful for a man to repudiate his wife?

Darby Translation

And Pharisees coming to him asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? (tempting him).

Godbey New Testament

And the Pharisees having come forward asked Him, If it is lawful for a man to send away his wife? tempting Him.

Goodspeed New Testament

Some Pharisees came up, and in order to test him asked him whether a man should be allowed to divorce his wife.

John Wesley New Testament

And the Pharisees coming asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the Pharisees came to him and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.

Julia Smith Translation

And the Pharisees having come near, asked him, if it is lawful for a man to loose his wife; tempting him.

King James 2000

And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? testing him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they asked him if it was permitted for a man to divorce [his] wife, [in order to] test him.

Modern King James verseion

And tempting Him, the Pharisees came to Him and asked Him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the Pharisees came and asked him a question, whether it were lawful for a man to put away his wife, to prove him.

Moffatt New Testament

Now some Pharisees came up and asked him if a man was allowed to divorce his wife. This was to tempt him.

Montgomery New Testament

Presently some Pharisees came up and tested him, by asking if it was lawful for a man to divorce his wife.

NET Bible

Then some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"

New Heart English Bible

Pharisees came to him testing him, and asked him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"

Noyes New Testament

And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him whether it was lawful for a man to put away his wife, trying him.

Sawyer New Testament

And the Pharisees came and asked him, to try him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife?

The Emphasized Bible

And Pharisees coming near were questioning him - whether it is allowed a husband to divorce a wife, testing him.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And the Pharisees coming to him, put a question to him, Is it lawful for a husband to put away his wife? tempting him.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Presently some Pharisees came up and, to test him, asked: "Has a husband the right to divorce his wife?"

Webster

And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.

Weymouth New Testament

Presently a party of Pharisees come to Him with the question--seeking to entrap Him, "May a man divorce his wife?"

Williams New Testament

Some Pharisees came up, and to test Him they began to ask Him whether a man should be allowed to divorce his wife.

World English Bible

Pharisees came to him testing him, and asked him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"

Worrell New Testament

And the Pharisees, corning to Him, were asking Him, "Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife!" tempting Him.

Worsley New Testament

And the pharisees came to Him and asked Him, "if it were lawful for a man to put away his wife," tempting Him.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the Pharisees, having come near, questioned him, if it is lawful for a husband to put away a wife, tempting him,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

the Pharisees
Φαρισαῖος 
Pharisaios 
Usage: 80

came to
προσέρχομαι 
Proserchomai 
come, come to, come unto, go to, go unto, draw near,
Usage: 79

him



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

and asked
ἐπερωτάω 
Eperotao 
Usage: 55

Is it lawful
ἔξεστι 
Exesti 
be lawful, may, let
Usage: 24

for a man
ἀνήρ 
Aner 
man, husband, sir, fellow, not tr
Usage: 198

to put away
ἀπολύω 
Apoluo 
Usage: 52

γυνή 
Gune 
Usage: 187

πειράζω 
Peirazo 
Usage: 33

References

Easton

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

On Divorce

1 Then Jesus left that place and went into the territory of Judea on the other side of the Jordan. Crowds gathered around him as usual, and he began to teach them again as was his custom. 2 Some Pharisees came to test him. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?" 3 "What did Moses command you?" he responded.


Cross References

John 8:6

They said this to test him, so that they might have a charge against him. But Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.

Malachi 2:16

"Indeed, the LORD God of Israel says that he hates divorce, along with the one who conceals his violence by outward appearances," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "So guard yourselves carefully, and don't be unfaithful."

Matthew 5:31-32

"It was also said, "Whoever divorces his wife must give her a written notice of divorce.'

Matthew 9:34

But the Pharisees kept saying, "He drives out demons by the ruler of demons."

Matthew 15:12

Then the disciples came and asked him, "Do you realize that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this statement?"

Matthew 16:1

When the Pharisees and Sadducees arrived, in order to test Jesus they asked him to show them a sign from heaven.

Matthew 19:3

Some Pharisees came to him in order to test him. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?"

Matthew 22:35

One of them, an expert in the Law, tested him by asking,

Matthew 23:13

"How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door to the kingdom from heaven in people's faces. You don't go in yourselves, and you don't allow those who are trying to enter to go in.

Mark 8:11

The Pharisees arrived and began arguing with Jesus. They tested him by demanding from him a sign from heaven.

Mark 8:15

Jesus had been warning them, "Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod!"

Luke 5:30

The Pharisees and their scribes started complaining to Jesus' disciples, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"

Luke 6:7

The scribes and the Pharisees were watching Jesus closely to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, in order to find a way of accusing him of doing something wrong.

Luke 7:30

But the Pharisees and the experts in the Law rejected God's plan for themselves by refusing to be baptized by John.

Luke 11:39

But the Lord told him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but on the inside you are full of greed and evil.

Luke 11:53-54

As Jesus was leaving, the scribes and the Pharisees began to oppose him fiercely, interrogating him about many things.

Luke 16:14

Now the Pharisees, who love money, had been listening to all this and began to ridicule Jesus.

John 7:32

The Pharisees heard the crowd debating these things about him, so the high priests and the Pharisees sent officers to arrest Jesus.

John 7:48

None of the authorities or Pharisees has believed in him, have they?

John 11:47

So the high priests and the Pharisees assembled the Council and said, "What are we going to do? This man is performing many signs.

John 11:57

Now the high priests and the Pharisees had given orders that whoever knew where he was should tell them so that they could arrest him.

1 Corinthians 7:10-11

To married people I give this command (not really I, but the Lord): A wife must not leave her husband.

1 Corinthians 10:9

Let's stop putting the Lord to the test, as some of them were doing, and were destroyed by snakes.

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