Jesus and Paul's teachings on Divorce and Remarriage
Jesus teaching his disciples in the presence of the multitudes:
"It hath been said,
'Whosoever shall put away his wife,
let him give her a writing of divorcement':
But I say unto you,
That whosoever shall put away his wife,
saving for the cause of fornication,
causeth her to commit adultery:
whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery."
Jesus responding to the Pharisees:
"Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery:
whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery."
"Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another,
committeth adultery against her.
And if a woman shall put away her husband,
and be married to another, she committeth adultery."
"Whosoever putteth away his wife,
and marrieth another committeth adultery:
whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband
Paul's instructions for the Church:
"For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth;
but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress:
but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law;
so that she is no adulteress,
though she be married to another man."
"And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord,
Let not the wife depart from her husband:"
But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried,
or be reconciled to her husband:
and let not the husband put away his wife."
1 Corinthians 7:10-11
"Art thou bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed.
Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned;
and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned.
Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you."
1 Corinthians 7:27-28
"A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives;
but if her husband dies,
she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes,
only in the Lord."
1 Corinthians 7:39