Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
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.
Saying, If a man shall send away his wife, and she went from him and she was to another man, shall he yet turn back to her? Being defiled, shall not that land be defiled? and thou committedst fornication with many shepherds; and turn back to me, says Jehovah.
And Joseph her husband being just, and not willing to expose her to disgrace, wished to let her go in secret.
And it was said, That whosoever should loose his wife, let him give her a repudiation.
They say to him, Why then did Moses charge to give a writing of divorce, and loose her?