Scriptures on Divorce
If you want to know what Scripture says about divorce, here are some good Bible verses to get you started. Do you know of others? Leave them in the comment section below.
But did He not make them one, Having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, And let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth.
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Then I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.
For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband.
Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
“Furthermore it has been said,`Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.”
So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.
Scriptural Books on Divorce
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