Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

They asked him, "Why, then, did Moses order us "to give a certificate of divorce and divorce her'?"

New American Standard Bible

They said to Him, "Why then did Moses command to GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY?"

King James Version

They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

Holman Bible

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

A Conservative Version

They say to him, Why then did Moses command to give a writing of divorcement, and to divorce her?

American Standard Version

They say unto him, Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorcement, and to put her away?

Amplified

They said to Him, Why then did Moses command [us] to give a certificate of divorce and thus to dismiss and repudiate a wife?

An Understandable Version

They replied, "Why then did Moses order [a man] to provide a legal divorce decree [Deut. 24:1], and then divorce his wife?"

Anderson New Testament

They said to him: Why, then, did Moses command us to give a bill of divorce and put her away?

Bible in Basic English

They say to him, Why then did Moses give orders that a husband might give her a statement in writing and be free from her?

Common New Testament

They said to him, "Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

why then, said they, did Moses permit to give a writ of divorce to repudiate the wife?

Darby Translation

They say to him, Why then did Moses command to give a letter of divorce and to send her away?

Godbey New Testament

They say to Him, Then why did Moses command to give a book of divorcement, and to send her away?

Goodspeed New Testament

They said to him, "Then why did Moses command us to draw up a written divorce-notice and give it to her?"

John Wesley New Testament

They say to him, Why then did Moses command to give a writing of divorce and put her away?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a bill of divorce and to put her away?

Julia Smith Translation

They say to him, Why then did Moses charge to give a writing of divorce, and loose her?

King James 2000

They said unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

Lexham Expanded Bible

They said to him, "Why then did Moses command [us] to give a document--a certificate of divorce--and to divorce her?"

Modern King James verseion

They said to Him, Why did Moses then command to give a bill of divorce and to put her away?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then said they to him, "Why did Moses command to give unto her a testimonial of divorcement, and to put her away?"

Moffatt New Testament

They said to him, "Then why did Moses lay it down that we were to divorce by giving a separation-notice?"

Montgomery New Testament

They answered, "Why then did Moses command the husband to give her 'a written bill of divorce,' and so to put her away?"

NET Bible

They said to him, "Why then did Moses command us to give a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her?"

New Heart English Bible

They asked him, "Why then did Moses command us to give her a certificate of divorce, and divorce her?"

Noyes New Testament

They say to him, Why then did Moses ordain that a man may give his wife a writing of divorcement, and put her away?

Sawyer New Testament

They said to him, Why then did Moses command us to give a bill of divorcement, and put her away?

The Emphasized Bible

They say unto him - Why then did, Moses, command, to give a writing of repudiation and to divorce?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

They say unto him, Why then did Moses command to give her a bill of divorce, and to put her away?

Twentieth Century New Testament

"Why, then," they said, "did Moses direct that a man should 'serve his wife with a notice of separation and divorce her'?"

Webster

They say to him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

Weymouth New Testament

"Why then," said they, "did Moses command the husband to give her 'a written notice of divorce,' and so put her away?"

Williams New Testament

Then they asked Him, "Why did Moses command us to give a written divorce charge, and in this way to divorce a wife?"

World English Bible

They asked him, "Why then did Moses command us to give her a bill of divorce, and divorce her?"

Worrell New Testament

They say to Him, "Why, then, did Moses command to give her a bill of divorcement, and to put her away?"

Worsley New Testament

They say unto Him, Why then did Moses order a bill of divorce to be given, and so to put her away?

Youngs Literal Translation

They say to him, 'Why then did Moses command to give a roll of divorce, and to put her away?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045


Usage: 0

Why
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

did
ἐντέλλομαι 
Entellomai 
Usage: 10

Μωσεύς Μωσῆς Μωΰσῆς 
Moseus 
Usage: 60

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

ἐντέλλομαι 
Entellomai 
Usage: 10

to give
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

βιβλίον 
Biblion 
Usage: 31

ἀποστάσιον 
Apostasion 
Usage: 2

and

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

to put
ἀπολύω 
Apoluo 
Usage: 52

her

Usage: 0

Context Readings

On Divorce

6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, man must never separate." 7 They asked him, "Why, then, did Moses order us "to give a certificate of divorce and divorce her'?" 8 He told them, "It was because of your hardness of heart that Moses allowed you to divorce your wives. But from the beginning it was not this way.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 24:1-4

"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.

Matthew 5:31

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

Isaiah 50:1

This is what the LORD says: "Where is your mother's certificate of divorce with which I sent her away? Or to which of my creditors did I sell you? Look! It's because of your sins that you were sold, and because of your transgressions that your mother was sent away.

Jeremiah 3:8

I saw that even though I had sent unfaithful Israel away for all her adulteries and had given her a divorce decree, her treacherous sister Judah didn't fear, and she, too, committed adultery.

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 1:19

Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to disgrace her, decided to divorce her secretly.

Mark 10:4

They said, "Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to divorce her."

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