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37 Bible Verses about Adultery and Divorce

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Luke 16:18

"Every man who divorces his wife and marries some one else, commits adultery; and he who marries one who is put away by her husband commits adultery.

Romans 7:2

For a married woman who has a husband is bound by law to her husband during his lifetime; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband.

Matthew 5:31

"It was also said, "Whoever divorces his wife must give her a bill of separation.

Matthew 5:31-32

"It was also said, "Whoever divorces his wife must give her a bill of separation. But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, makes her an adulteress, and whoever marries her when so divorced, commits adultery.

Mark 10:2-12

Presently some Pharisees came up and tested him, by asking if it was lawful for a man to divorce his wife. "What did Moses command you?" he replied, "Moses," said they, "permitted a man to draw up a bill of separation and divorce her."read more.
But Jesus said to them. "Moses gave you that command because of the hardness of your hearts; but from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. "For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh; so that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder." When indoors the disciples began to question Jesus again about this, and he said: "Any man who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."

Matthew 19:8

"Moses," said Jesus, "permitted you to divorce your wives on account of the hardness of your hearts, but from the beginning it was not so.

Mark 10:11

"Any man who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her;

Matthew 19:3-9

Presently some of the Pharisees came up to him, and made test of him by asking, "Is it right for a man to divorce his wife for every cause?" "Have you not read." he answered, "that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, "For this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall be one flesh?read more.
"Thus they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate." They answered, "Why then did Moses command the husband to give her 'a written bill of divorce,' and so to put her away?" "Moses," said Jesus, "permitted you to divorce your wives on account of the hardness of your hearts, but from the beginning it was not so. "And I tell you that any man who divorces his wife for any cause except her unfaithfulness, and marries another woman, commits adultery."

John 8:1-11

Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At dawn, however, he came back to the Temple, where the people came to him in crowds. He had taken his seat and was teaching them, when the Scribes and Pharisees had brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They made her stand in the middle of the court, and said to him.read more.
"Rabbi, this woman has been found in the very act of adultery. "Now Moses, in the Law, has commanded us to stone such creatures. But you, what do you say?" (This they said to tempt him, so that they could bring a charge against him.) But Jesus stooped down, and began to write on the ground with his finger. When they continued to question him, he raised himself and said to them, "Let the innocent man among you be the first to throw the stone at her." Then he stooped down again, and again began to write on the ground. When they heard that, they went out one by one, beginning with the eldest. And Jesus was left behind alone??nd the woman in the middle of the court. Then Jesus raised himself up and said to her. "Woman, where are they? Has no man condemn you," "No one, Sir," she answered. "Neither do I condemned you," said Jesus. "Go, and never sin again."

Mark 10:11-12

"Any man who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."

Romans 7:2-3

For a married woman who has a husband is bound by law to her husband during his lifetime; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband. So then, if during her husband lifetime, she unites herself with another man, she will be counted an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the Law, so that she is no adulteress, even if she unites herself with another man.

1 Corinthians 7:10-15

But to those already married my commandment is??nd not mine, but the Lord's??hat a wife is not to leave her husband; (or if she has already left him let her either remain as she is, or be reconciled to him), and also that a husband is not to put away his wife. To the rest it is I who am speaking, not the Lord. If any brother has a wife who is not a believer, if he is willing to live with her, let him not send her away.read more.
And a woman whose husband is not a believer, if he is willing to live with her, let her not separate from him. For the unbelieving husband is consecrated through union with his believing wife; and the unbelieving wife, through union with her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unholy, but now they are consecrated to God. But if the unbelieving partner be determined to leave, separation let it be. In such cases the believing husband or wife is not under bondage. But it is into peace that God has called us.

Mark 10:12

and if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."

Matthew 1:19

But Joseph her husband, because he was just a man and unwilling to disgrace her, was minded to put her away secretly.

Matthew 5:27

"You have heard that it was said, "Thou shalt not commit adultery.

1 Corinthians 7:15

But if the unbelieving partner be determined to leave, separation let it be. In such cases the believing husband or wife is not under bondage. But it is into peace that God has called us.

Matthew 5:27-30

"You have heard that it was said, "Thou shalt not commit adultery. But I say to you that whoever looks with lust at a woman has already committed adultery with her in his heart. And if your eye, your right eye, entices you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to lose one of your bodily organs, than to have your whole body go down into the pit.read more.
And if your right hand entices you into sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of your bodily organs, than to have your whole body go down into the pit.

1 Corinthians 7:10-11

But to those already married my commandment is??nd not mine, but the Lord's??hat a wife is not to leave her husband; (or if she has already left him let her either remain as she is, or be reconciled to him), and also that a husband is not to put away his wife.

Matthew 19:1-12

It came about after Jesus had finished these teachings, that he removed from Galilee, and went to that part of Judea which lay across the Jordan. A great multitude followed him, and he healed them there. Presently some of the Pharisees came up to him, and made test of him by asking, "Is it right for a man to divorce his wife for every cause?"read more.
"Have you not read." he answered, "that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, "For this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall be one flesh? "Thus they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate." They answered, "Why then did Moses command the husband to give her 'a written bill of divorce,' and so to put her away?" "Moses," said Jesus, "permitted you to divorce your wives on account of the hardness of your hearts, but from the beginning it was not so. "And I tell you that any man who divorces his wife for any cause except her unfaithfulness, and marries another woman, commits adultery." "If that is the position of a man in relation to his wife," answered the disciples, "it is better not to marry." He answered them. "Not all are accepting this teaching, but only those to whom it has been granted. "For there are eunuchs who have been such from birth; others who have been made such by men; and others who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of God. He who is able to receive this, let him receive it."

Matthew 19:3-10

Presently some of the Pharisees came up to him, and made test of him by asking, "Is it right for a man to divorce his wife for every cause?" "Have you not read." he answered, "that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, "For this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall be one flesh?read more.
"Thus they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate." They answered, "Why then did Moses command the husband to give her 'a written bill of divorce,' and so to put her away?" "Moses," said Jesus, "permitted you to divorce your wives on account of the hardness of your hearts, but from the beginning it was not so. "And I tell you that any man who divorces his wife for any cause except her unfaithfulness, and marries another woman, commits adultery." "If that is the position of a man in relation to his wife," answered the disciples, "it is better not to marry."

1 Corinthians 7:2-5

but because there is so much immorality let each man have his own wife; and let each women have her own husband. Let the husband give his wife her due, and likewise the wife her husband. The wife is not mistress of her own person, but her husband is; and in the same way the husband is not master of his own person, but his wife is.read more.
Do not refuse one another, unless it is only temporary and by mutual consent, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again, lest through your lack of self-control Satan begin to tempt you to sin.

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