Divorce: 10 useful Bible passages

Divorce is very common today even among people who call themselves Christians and go to church. You may be reading this article because you are wondering about it. This is what the Word of God reveals on this question:

Malachi 2: 15-16 -Watch over your mind: let no one betray the woman of his youth, for I hate divorce, says the LORD, the God of Israel, and the one who covers his habit of violence, says the Lord, the master of the 'universe. Watch over your mind and do not commit this betrayal!

What Jesus says about divorce

Matthew 5: 31-32 -It has been said: Whoever returns his wife give him a letter of divorce. But I say to you, He who sends away his wife, except for unfaithfulness, exposes her to adultery, and he who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Luke 16:18 -He who divorces his wife and remarries commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.

Mark 10: 2-9 -The Pharisees approached him and, to set him a trap, they asked him if it is permissible for a man to divorce his wife. He answered them, "What did Moses command you?" "Moses," said they, "has allowed us to write a letter of divorce and to dismiss our wife." Jesus said to them, "It is because of the hardness of your heart that Moses gave you this rule, but at the beginning of creation God made man and woman, and therefore the man will leave his place. father and mother [and will cling to his wife], and the two will be one, so that they are no longer two, but one man, so that man does not separate what God has united . "

Matthew 19: 7-9 -"Why then," said they, "did Moses order a woman to give a divorce letter when she is sent away?" He answered them: "It is because of the hardness of your heart that Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, in the beginning it was not the case, but I tell you, the one who sends his wife, except for unfaithfulness, and whoever marries another commits adultery, [and he who marries a divorced woman commits adultery]. "

Other Bible Verses of the New Testament on Divorce

1 Corinthians 7: 10-11 -To those who are married I address, not me, but the Lord, this instruction: that the woman should not part with her husband - if she is separated from him, that she remains without remarrying or reconcile with her husband - and that the husband does not divorce his wife.

Romans 7: 2-3 -Thus, a married woman is bound by law to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law that binds her to him. If she becomes the wife of another man during her husband's lifetime, she will be considered adulterous. But if her husband dies, she is released from this law, so that she is not adulterous by becoming the wife of another.

Case of people who have unconverted spouses

(People who converted after marriage)

1 Corinthians 7:12 -To others, it is not the Lord, it is I who say: if a brother has a woman who is not a believer and she agrees to live with him, let him not divorce her;

1 Corinthians 7:13 -And if a woman has an unbelieving husband and agrees to live with her, she does not divorce her husband.

1 Corinthians 7: 14-16 -If the unbeliever wants to separate, let him do it; the brother or sister is not bound in such a case. God has called us to live in peace. Indeed, how can you know, woman, if you will save your husband? Or how can you know, husband, if you will save your wife?

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