Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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?”

International Standard Version

Some Pharisees came 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?

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 And having risen from thence, he comes into the bounds of Judea, through the other side of Jordan: and crowds came together again to him; and, as he was accustomed, again he taught them. 2 And the Pharisees having come near, asked him, if it is lawful for a man to loose his wife; tempting him. 3 And he, having answered, said to them, What did Moses command you?


Cross References

John 8:6

And this said they, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. And Jesus, having stooped down, wrote with his fingers upon the earth.

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 5:31-32

And it was said, That whosoever should loose his wife, let him give her a repudiation.

Matthew 9:34

But the Pharisees said, By the chief of demons he casts out demons.

Matthew 15:12

Then his disciples having come near, said to him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees, having heard the word, were scandalized?

Matthew 16:1

And the Pharisees and Sadducees having come, tempting, asked him to shew them a sign from heaven.

Matthew 19:3

And the Pharisees came to him, tempting him, and saying to him, Is it lawful for a man to loose his wife for every cause

Matthew 22:35

And one of them, skilled in the law, asked, tempting him, and saying,

Matthew 23:13

Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye lock up the kingdom of the heavens before men: for ye come not in yourselves, neither those coming in, permit ye to come in.

Mark 8:11

And the Pharisees came out, and began to search out with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.

Mark 8:15

And he enjoined them, saying, See ye, look away from the leaven of the Pharisees, and the leaven of Herod.

Luke 5:30

And the scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Wherefore eat and drink ye with publicans and sinful?

Luke 6:7

And the scribes and Pharisees observed him narrowly, if he will heal in the sabbath: that they might find accusation against him.

Luke 7:30

And the Pharisees, and they pertaining to the law, rejected the counsel of God against themselves, not immersed by him.

Luke 11:39

And the Lord said to him, Now ye Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and trencher; and your inside is full of plunder and wickedness.

Luke 11:53-54

And he saying these things to them, the scribes and Pharisees began to hold on greatly, and to put questions to him of many things:

Luke 16:14

And the Pharisees heard all these things, being avaricious: and they derided him.

John 7:32

The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things of him; and the Pharisees and chief priests sent servants that they might seize him.

John 7:48

Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?

John 11:47

Then gathered together the chief priests and Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man does many signs.

John 11:57

And also the chief priests and Pharisees had given a command, that if any know where he is, he should make known, that they might take him.

1 Corinthians 7:10-11

And to the married I announce, (not I, but the Lord,) The wife not to be separated from the husband:

1 Corinthians 10:9

Neither should we tempt Christ, as also some of them tempted, and were destroyed by serpents.

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