Parallel Verses

Weymouth New Testament

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

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?

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.

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 Soon on His feet once more, He enters the district of Judaea and crosses the Jordan: again the people flock to Him, and ere long, as was usual with Him, He was teaching them once more. 2 Presently a party of Pharisees come to Him with the question--seeking to entrap Him, "May a man divorce his wife?" 3 "What rule did Moses lay down for you?" He answered.


Cross References

John 8:6

They asked this in order to put Him to the test, so that they might have some charge to bring against Him. But Jesus leant forward and began to write with His finger on the ground.

John 8:6

They asked this in order to put Him to the test, so that they might have some charge to bring against Him. But Jesus leant forward and began to write with His finger on the ground.

Matthew 5:31-32

"It was also said, 'If any man puts away his wife, let him give her a written notice of divorce.'

Matthew 9:34

But the Pharisees maintained, "It is by the power of the Prince of the demons that he drives out the demons."

Matthew 15:12

Then His disciples came and said to Him, "Do you know that the Pharisees were greatly shocked when they heard those words?"

Matthew 16:1

Here the Pharisees and Sadducees came to Him; and, to make trial of Him, they asked Him to show them a sign in the sky.

Matthew 19:3

Then came some of the Pharisees to Him to put Him to the proof by the question, "Has a man a right to divorce his wife whenever he chooses?"

Matthew 22:35

and one of them, an expounder of the Law, asked Him as a test question,

Matthew 23:13

"But alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you lock the door of the Kingdom of the Heavens against men; you yourselves do not enter, nor do you allow those to enter who are seeking to do so.

Mark 8:11

The Pharisees followed Him and began to dispute with Him, asking Him for a sign in the sky, to make trial of Him.

Mark 8:15

and when He admonished them, "See to it, be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod,"

Luke 5:30

This led the Pharisees and Scribes of their party to expostulate with His disciples and ask, "Why are you eating and drinking with these tax-gatherers and notorious sinners?"

Luke 6:7

The Scribes and the Pharisees were on the watch to see whether He would cure him on the Sabbath that they might be able to bring an accusation against Him.

Luke 7:30

But the Pharisees and expounders of the Law have frustrated God's purpose as to their own lives, by refusing to be baptized.

Luke 11:39

The Master however said to him, "Here we see how you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup or plate, while your secret hearts are full of greed and selfishness.

Luke 11:53-54

After He had left the house, the Scribes and Pharisees commenced a vehement attempt to entangle Him and make Him give off-hand answers on numerous points,

Luke 16:14

To all this the Pharisees listened, bitterly jeering at Him; for they were lovers of money.

John 7:32

The Pharisees heard the people thus expressing their various doubts about Him, and the High Priests and the Pharisees sent some officers to apprehend Him.

John 7:48

"has any one of the Rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?

John 11:47

Therefore the High Priests and the Pharisees held a meeting of the Sanhedrin. "What steps are we taking?" they asked one another; "for this man is performing a great number of miracles.

John 11:57

Now the High Priests and the Pharisees had issued orders that if any one knew where He was, he should give information, so that they might arrest Him.

1 Corinthians 7:10-11

But to those already married my instructions are--yet not mine, but the Lord's--that a wife is not to leave her husband;

1 Corinthians 10:9

And do not let us test the Lord too far, as some of them tested Him and were destroyed by the serpents.

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