IDIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE
“The truth revealed with correct translations of “sent away” versus “divorced”.
The purpose of this study is to rightly divide the word of YaHuWaH, by correcting several mistranslated words, to determine whether divorce, and remarriage after divorce, is allowed or prohibited by YAHUWAH and what, if any, limitations, regulations or guidelines there are on this issue.
If we all returned to the moral standards of the THauWRaH/Torah that YaHuWaH commanded for us to live by so we would be blessed, we would not be living in spiritual and physical adultery.
This is where we are today with sexual sinne. The word Adultery can be spiritual adulteration. As contamination and there can be physical contamination of a seedline which produces mongrels for generations. How many married virgins, to keep their seed line pure? That was the goal of YaHuWaH.
Hosea 4:10-12 And they shall eat and in no way shall they be made straight. Because of this they did forsake to the THauWRaH/Torah to keep guard of YaHuWaH (commandments of the Most High) 11 Illicit sexual intercourse and strong wine and intoxicating drink my people did take to heart. 12 They did inquire by symbols (divination), and their magic wands, and it did report an answer to them. They have been led astray by a spirit of idolatry; and they have committed spiritual adultery away from their AluHiYM/Elohim. Transcribed from original text by DauWD.
The subject of (a breed, group, etc.) to crossbreeding, especially with one considered inferior to mix the kinds, classes, types, characters, or sources of origin of (people, animals, or things) to make debased or impure: The French they speak is mongrailize.
The 6th commandment: Thou shall NOT mongrailize. Most new versions say, Thou shall not commit Adultery.
Speaking of learning more of the truth the 6th commandment does not say, Thou shalt not commit adultly. In the original ancient Hebrew text of 24 letters says, Thou shalt not mongrailize.
The link below goes over Exodus and the commandment and then the topic of:
mongrailizaion 2:30 minute mark, Click HERE
That’s why we never learned the importance of keeping our seed line of ADaMkind-man pure.
Nor did we understand how important it was to keep our virginity as male and female until
we married our soul mate for life. Otherwise the female having illicit sex with many partners shall house each sex partner with his DNA sperm inside her body for life. Then when she has children with her husband it shall be mixed seed from the various men she had intercourse with.
A man must marry a virgin in order to have a pure seed line for his offspring. Click HERE
It is NOT the purpose of this study to denigrate the family or the original plan of YAHUWAH that husbands and wives should remain married and should keep the promises made when they married. This is the original plan and design for mankind given in Genesis before the fall of Adam and Zoe/Eve. This study is not intended to encourage divorce either, but to show that divorce is an option in some circumstances, and that the Word of YaHuWaH very clearly provides for divorce, including step by step instructions. This study will also prove that divorce is a full, complete and legal termination of the marriage covenant.
It is very important to remember that the divorce is not the sinnene. First of all, YaHuWaH divorced Israel, and we know that YaHuWaH does not sinne. Also, sinnece YaHuWaH’s word gives specific instructions for how to divorce a spouse in Deut 24:1-3, if divorcing were a sinne, then YaHuWaH’s word would be teaching sinne. We know that this is not so. The sinne was when one of the marriage partners failed to keep the marriage promises in the first place. The divorce is YaHuWaH’s way of showing mercy and providing for peace and hope in the lives of those devastated by a failed marriage. This is a very important distinction.
Isaiah 4 explains marriage: Start at 35 minute mark: Click HERE
Mens DNA stay in the womans body all of her life therefore multipel sex partners mongrailizes your children and seed line.
Read This Article of Science: Click HERE
In summary, this study will show that divorce, and remarriage after divorce is not prohibited in scripture. The primary points that will be shown are:
- Deut 24:1-4: This is the FIRST time in scripture that there is a discussion in which divorce and remarriage is the PRIMARY SUBJECT, and thus it becomes the “controlling” scripture by which all others must be measured. It is like the foundation of a house and all the walls must be aligned from this point up. This is a common practice among exegetist's. The weight of this scripture, in light of the scripture that says “I am YAHUWAH, I change not;” (Mal 3:6) makes it of paramount importance and a great deal of time will be spent in looking at the original Hebrew text.
- There are distinct and separate words, in both the Hebrew and the Greek for 2 different marital states. The first word in Hebrew, “shalach”, correctly rendered into English as “put away” means to send a spouse away WITHOUT a divorce paper, and the second word, in Hebrew, “sepher kerituth”, correctly rendered into English as “writing of divorce” means to give a written divorce paper terminating the marriage contract. In the NT, there are also 2 separate and totally different words in the Greek, following the precedent set down by the Hebrew.
- All other texts, in the New and Old Testaments, line up with this view from Deut 24:1-4 without contradiction once the correct translations are made with respect to the words “shalach” or “put away” and “sepher kerituth” or “divorced”.
- In all points, YaHuSHuWah did not come to change the law (Matt 5:17) but to magnify it, and a correct translation of the 2 previously discussed words on this subject will show that he upheld the Torah in this case as well and did not add to nor take away from the Word.
The specific texts that will be studied in detail are:
- Deut 24:1-2 Original commandment regarding divorce and remarriage
- Deut 22:29 Special prohibition against divorcing a wife acquired by rape
- Lev 21:14 Commandment concerning Marriages of the High Priests
- Num 30:9 Commandment concerning Divorced Women and Their Vows
- Isaiah 50:1 and Jer 3:9 YaHuWaH Sets The Example
- Eze 44:22 Marriage of Future Priests of Zadok
- Matt 5:31 and 19:7 YaHuSHuWah Confirms Deut 24:1
- Mark 10:11-12 Reconfirmation of Deut 24:1 Again
THE PRIMARY SCRIPTURE: DEUT 24:1-4
The primary text in the King James English version is as follows:
1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and [if] it come to pass that she find no favor in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement ספר כריתת, and give it in her hand, and send her ושלחה out of his house.
2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife.
3 And should the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife;
4 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled [to him]; for that is abomination before YAHUWAH: and thou shalt not cause the land to sinne, which YAHUWAH thy Elohim giveth thee for an inheritance.
The primary text according to the Masoretic Hebrew is as follows. The underlined word is the ONLY time the word “if” is present in the Hebrew text. Attention is being drawn to this because the NIV translation is very bad and adds the word “if” many times within its translation where it does not exist, causing drastic changes to the meaning of the text. So the text has been placed here, and the word “if” underlined so that even those that lack basic Hebrew language skills can see that only in Verse 1 is there an “if” in the Hebrew text.
This verse has 3 basic parts: 1) a couple is married; 2) one no longer likes the other for some reason; and 3) YaHuWaH gives step-by-step instructions for the termination of the marriage contract.
This clear command from YaHuWaH on how to dissolve a marriage contract has been dismissed by some based on the argument that the couple could be divorced because the marriage had not yet been consummated. This interpretation is clearly contrary to the ordinary meaning of the first seven (7) words of the verse and the clear and ordinary meaning of the Hebrew word “yiqach” (יקח), the future form of the infinite “laqachat”, meaning “to take” as in sexual union. The verse also goes on to say “and married her” and so there were two matters that occurred: the taking, and the marrying. There is absolutely nothing in the text to support the idea that the marriage was not consummated. In fact, exactly the opposite is true.
The second part includes the reason for a divorce, and the Hebrew phrase “ervat davar” which roughly means “some uncleanness”. The exact meaning of this phrase was still being argued in YaHuSHuWah’s days by leading scholars, and the discussion of such is outside the scope of this study. While it is important to understand what are allowable reasons for divorce, this study is seeking only to establish that divorce and remarriage were allowed and that specific regulations were given to those doing so.
The third part contains the commandments of YaHuWaH as follows: 1) there is to be a written document called a divorce created; 2) it is to be put in the hand of the person being divorced; 3) and only THEN the divorced person is sent out of the house. So, clearly enough, a marriage contract can be severed. Remember that YaHuWaH does not change and that he does not legislate sinne. These are lawful acts according to YaHuWaH’s Word, and man should not try to add to or take away from them to suite their own beliefs.
Of course the text is written from the husband’s point of view with the husband doing all the actions to the wife. This does not precludes a wife doing all the actions to a husband any more than all the other commandments that YaHuWaH gave to the men leaving the women free to do whatever they wish. No one should argue this point. The Torah commandments are equally binding on both men and women except those physically limited to one gender such as physical circumcision, etc.
In ancient of days, it has been written that women were considered only a bit higher than cattle and were considered the property of the husband and therefore the scriptures are written thus. However, extemporaneous materials show examples of women seeking a divorce from their husbands by going through a community leader of some sort who causes the husband to write the divorce, if he is not willing to correct whatever issue the wife has with him. So there are examples of wives instigating the divorce if not directly writing it themselves.
In summary, the execution of a divorce includes the creation of a written document called a divorce paper, placing it in the hand of the person being divorced, and the divorced person being “sent away” from the house. It is important to remember that there are three (3) steps here. Without all three (3) steps being implemented, the marriage contract is still binding. We will later see that this is what YaHuSHuWah objected to, that they were “sending away” their wives WITHOUT writing them a “divorce paper”, and leaving them no recourse but to cohabit illegally with another man, i.e. commit adultery. They were skipping Step 1, the writing of the divorcement, and just sending the wife away without setting her free.
“And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife.”
By reading the plain and simple statement above, you would think there would be no arguments remaining about whether YaHuWaH allows remarriage. It seems clear enough. This spouse, once properly divorced according to YaHuWaH’s instructions, may choose another spouse. However, this is where people start to twist the scriptures to meet their own ideas on the subject.
One such twisting of the scripture is done by the addition of the word “if” where no word “if” appears in the Hebrew text, causinneg the meaning to be changed from “when she becomes another man’s” to “if she goes and becomes another man’s”. This alternative meaning is then construed to be the cause of her being referred to as “defiled” in verse 4. Any interlinear will easily show the word “if” as an added word in multiple places in the NIV version.
This is a good time to remind the reader of the following scripture: Deut 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of YaHuWaH your Elohim which I command you.
If YaHuWaH did not allow remarriage, he could have had Moses simply write “she may NOT go and be another man’s wife”, but this is NOT what is written. In fact, if there is NO divorce and remarriage, then why are these 4 verses included in the Word of YaHuWaH at all? Couldn’t YaHuWaH have just had Moses write “If a man has taken a wife and married her then he may never divorce her”? There is a verse that says just that, but it is a special case for a man who rapes a virgin. We will address this later.
“And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife;”
Although there was no punctuation in the Hebrew text, after Verse 2 there is a clear STOP. Verse 1 and 2 go together forming a complete revolution: the marriage, the divorce, and the remarriage. Then, verse 3 begins again and outlines the 2 conditions by which any marriage can be ended: by a written bill of divorce OR by death. Notice that the three (3) steps necessary for a true divorce are listed again reminding the reader of the injunction that all things are established by 2 or more witnesses. First, that he write a divorce, second that he puts it in her hand, and third that he sends her out of his house.
The conjunction “OR” indicates that the two things on either side of the “or” are equal, so that if she is divorced or her husband dies, in either case, she is released from the marriage contract.
“Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled [to him]; for that is abomination before YAHUWAH: and thou shalt not cause the land to sinne, which YAHUWAH thy Elohim giveth thee for an inheritance.”
Now we come to the purpose of the entire treatise. Under no circumstances may a divorced or widowed spouse return to the first spouse. It is after returning to the first spouse that there is defilement, not the divorce itself or the death of the second spouse. The words “after that” refer to the first spouse “taking her again to be his wife”. If the divorce itself, or the widowhood, was the cause of the woman’s defilement, then she would have been defiled immediately and unable to become another man’s wife as is permitted in verse 2. But this is not the case, and there are numerous examples to show that a woman who is widowed or divorced is not defiled, EXCEPT if she returns to the first spouse.
It is entirely acceptable for a widow to remarry, so to be widowed is not “defiling”, and for a widow to remarry is not “defiling”, thus it remains that what is “defiling” is remarrying the first husband, and that alone. There is no defilement in being divorced, and there is no defilement in being widowed. There is only defilement when a divorcee returns to the original spouse after having married another. This is the ENTIRE purpose of the text.
SUMMARY OF DEUT 24:1-4
- YaHuWaH gives instructions for a divorce, entailing 3 steps, which are repeated twice for clarity and confirmation.
- YaHuWaH equates divorce with being widowed, with either one setting the spouse free to remarry, except to the first spouse.
- YaHuWaH specifically prohibits, under any circumstances, the return of a spouse to a former spouse after being married to another.
And finally, if remarriage after divorce was not allowed at all, then these 4 verses could have been totally left out of the Torah all together sinne the whole purpose is to say that a divorced spouse or one widowed from a 2nd marriage could not return to a former spouse. If there was no remarriage, no discussion of returning after a subsequent marriage would be necessary.
OTHER OLD TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES
29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.
This scripture addresses a situation in which a man has raped a maid and thus he must marry her, and can never divorce her. The text reads that he may not put her away, which is the Hebrew “shelach”. In the 3 steps given to divorce a spouse, this is the third and final step, so if she cannot be “put away” this means that she can never be divorced.
The real insight offered by this scripture is this. If no one could divorce, then this scripture would be unnecessary. Sinne this scripture is provided to specifically prohibit a divorce in this special case, it stands to reason that in other circumstances a divorce is allowed.
“A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or an harlot, these shall he [a High Priest, see V10] not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.”
If no remarriage was allowed at all following a divorce, then it would be unnecessary to state here that a High Priest could not marry a divorced woman sinne no one would be able to.
“They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away [divorced-NKJV] from her husband: for he is holy unto his Elohim.”
In the New King James Version, the words “put away” are corrected to be “divorced” which agrees with the Hebrew here which is “garushah” or divorced and not “shalach” or put away. Again, if no remarriage were allowed for anyone, then this scripture would not be needed at all, but sinne “man shall live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of YaHuWaH” it is here for a reason and part of that is to show that remarriage was allowed, although not for Priests.
“But if the priest's daughter be a widow, or divorced, and have no child, and is returned unto her father's house, as in her youth, she shall eat of her father's meat: but there shall no stranger eat thereof.”
If a divorce or widowhood caused a woman to be defiled, then it is doubtful that she would be allowed back in her father’s home and to eat of the priests’ holy foods. This scripture makes it very clear that a widow or divorced woman is not “defiled” but is considered the same as before she married.
Interestingly, she cannot eat of His food if she is married to a stranger as this would mean that she is sinneing by committing idolatry. But if she is divorced, she is still able to eat from her father’s table, showing that being divorced is not a sinne, nor does it defile one.
8 But if her husband disallowed her on the day that he heard it; then he shall make her vow which she vowed, and that which she uttered with her lips, wherewith she bound her soul, of none effect: and YAHUWAH shall forgive her.
9 But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, wherewith they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.
Here again, the widow and the divorced are treated equally. Interestingly, if there was no such thing as divorce, and the woman mentioned in Verse 9 was “really” still married, then this woman’s vows would still be subject to her husband, but verse 9 indicates that her previous husband is truly no longer her husband because her vows are her own. This supports the conclusion that a divorce does indeed terminate a marriage contract, setting the spouses free and responsible for their own vows.
“Thus saith YAHUWAH, Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement (ספר קירתת -sepher keritut), whom I have put away (שלח-shalach)? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.”
I include this scripture only because it shows that there is a distinction between divorced (ספר קירתת sepher keritut) and put away (שלח-shalach) and that two different words are used in the Hebrew and in the Greek.
“And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away (שלח-shalach) , and given her a bill of divorce (ספר קירתת -sepher keritut); yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
Again, I included this for the same reason as cited for the previous scripture. It is imperative that it is understood that being divorced and being put away are two entirely different things.
14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because YAHUWAH hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.
15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a [righteous] seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
16 For YAHUWAH, the Elohim of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith YAHUWAH of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit that ye deal not treacherously.
I primary inserted this scripture here to point out that in verse 16 it is said that YaHuWaH hates “putting away”. Notice that it does not say divorce although I have heard it quoted this way many times. But, sinne YaHuWaH legislated divorce, why would he hate his own doings. This is nonsense. What he hates is the putting away of spouses WITHOUT any cause and dealing treacherously with others.
Sixith Commandment in original ancient Hebrew text:
Speaking of learning more of the truth the 6th commandment does not say, Thou shalt not commit adultly. In the original ancient Hebrew text of 24 letters says, Thou shalt not mongrailize.
The link below goes over Exodus and the commandment and then the topic of:
mongrailizaion 2:30 minute mark
Article that explains it: Click Here
NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES
The first and therefore the primary text in the New Testament covering divorce and remarriage is Matthew 5: 31 and 32. As this is the FIRST COMPLETE discussion of this matter in the New Testament, it acts as a cornerstone by which all other scriptures must line up just like Deut 24:1-4 in the Old Testament. Therefore, I will spend quite a bit of time covering the text including a detailed look into the Greek words used therein.
As previously discussed, there are 2 different words in the Hebrew and in the Greek denoting “divorced” versus “put away”. These words in the Greek are as follows. The distinction between the two is critical to a correct understanding of the texts.
Strong’s #647 – apostasion – writing of divorcement
This word exists in the Greek text 3 times, and in all 3 times it is rendered into the English word “writing of divorcement” and is a legal term. There are NO other words used to mean this in the New Testament. It denotes a written document that terminates a marriage contract and as such has its OWN word in Greek as well as in Hebrew. It is not the same word as “apoluo”, meaning “put away”, which refers to a spouse that is sent away without a writing of divorce. Remember that YaHuWaH’s instructions include 3 steps in a divorce: 1) write a divorce paper; 2) put in the hand of the other spouse; 3) put away or send away the spouse.
Strong’s #630 – apoluo – put away
This word exists in the Greek text 70 times, and in 69 times it is rendered “send away” or “released” or some form of these words. ONLY ONCE, in Matthew 5:32 is it rendered differently, in error, to be “divorced”. As seen above, the word in Greek for “divorced” is “apostasion”, not “apoluo”. So, the correct translation of Matthew 5:32 is used below.
Matthew 5:31 - 32
31 [YaHuSHuWah speaking] It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away [apoluo #630] his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement [apostasion #647]:
Notice the use of the 2 separate words here, one meaning put away and once meaning divorce. In Matt 5:17, YaHuSHuWah says that he has not come to do away with the law, and here he repeats Deut 24:1, and then goes on to make a further clarification. He does not change the law as that would violate what he just said in Verse 17, but as he so often does, he repeats from the Torah and then clarifies or magnifies it more fully saying…
32 But [And] I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away [apoluo #630] his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced “PUT AWAY” [apoluo #630] committeth adultery.
Only the American Standard Version and The Scriptures (a Sacred Name version of the Bible) correctly translates the word “apoluo” here in the end of verse 32 as “put away” which it most clearly is. And what a great difference this one word makes! According to Deut 24:1 a man may marry a woman who has a written divorce, but he may not marry one who does not, but who has only been “put away”. Once the translation is corrected, it lines up perfectly with Deut 24.
YaHuSHuWah further tells them that if they are sending away their wives without giving them a divorce paper (unless the wives have committed fornication), then the men themselves are causinneg the wives to commit adultery. Why is this? Because in their culture the woman would have had to seek assistance from another man or perish. Being put away or sent away meant that she would have nothing. In this time period and before as documented in extra-biblical writings such as the Jewish Encyclopedia among others, it is written that the marriage contracts included what portion of the wife’s dowry would be returned to her in case of divorce. YaHuSHuWah is citing a case where the husbands are just “sending away” their wives and not following the whole law by writing her a divorce because then he would have to return her dowry. The wife’s dowry could be substantial and could cut into the man’s livelihood, and hence he would benefit by not giving her a full divorce.
Also, the man taking the woman who is only put away, and not divorced, is further taking advantage of her, when he should be going to the husband to make him comply with the law requiring three steps. There are documented cases of situations where husbands were basically wife swapping by sending their wives away without divorces to their friends, and then, sinne they were not legally married to the 2nd man, they could have them back when they wanted, and all the time, they retained the income from the woman’s dowry.
YaHuSHuWah is confirming Deut 24 and that the husbands MUST follow the 3 steps outlined in Deut 24, including 1) write a divorce paper; 2) give it to her; 3) then send her away, assuming she has not committed fornication. If he does NOT do these 3 things, but only sends her away, then he has broken the law, he causes her sinne, and any man who marries her also is committing adultery. YaHuSHuWah, as usual, like a knight on a white horse is coming to the defense of the downtrodden and deriding the men of the time for not complying with the law and taking advantage of the women.
YaHuSHuWah does allow a husband to “put away” a wife if she has committed fornication which is the Greek word “porniea” meaning 1) incest, 2) beastiality; 3) idolatry; or 4) adultery. For these sinnes on the part of the wife, the husband was allowed to put her away without a divorce. In most of the cases, it is believed that the wife was put away to correct her and bring her back following her repentance, which is what YaHuWaH did to Judah. He never really divorced her, he only put her away because He wants her to repent and He wants her back…but that is another subject.
So, now we have laid a cornerstone for the New Testament scriptures which shows that YaHuSHuWah supported the Old Testament laws as outlined in Deut 24 regarding divorce and remarriage. Now, we will look at other places in the New Testament where marriage and/or divorce are mentioned. It is important to keep in mind, that they must harmonize with the cornerstone, and that any conflict means we have an error somewhere in our understanding.
ADDITIONAL NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES
7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
Verse 9 is a repeat of Matt 5:32 except that the word “apoluo” is properly rendered “put away”. YaHuSHuWah changes nothing here at all. He does say that this was not what YaHuWaH intended from the beginning, but because of the “hardness of your hearts” they were allowed to do this. “Hardness of heart” can be defined as the heart of mankind in his fallen state, with the heart of flesh being the opposite which we will be given when YaHuSHuWah returns. So, what YaHuWaH allowed, why do some now wish to disallow? Sinnece YaHuWaH made rules allowing for divorce and remarriage, if you say these things are sinnes, then you make YaHuWaH to be the causer of sinne, which cannot be. If YaHuWaH gave rules and regulations outlining exactly how to go about getting a divorce then I am sure it was because he was aware that someone would need them at some point. Who would need it? Those who might be trodden upon, the weaker, and the disadvantaged! In many, many ways YaHuWaH always provides for the underdogs and this is one of them.
As has already been said, this study does not advocate divorce because it is a horrible affair caused by the fact that mankind is living in a fallen state. However, YaHuWaH in his mercy has allowed for the termination of marriages because he wants to protect those who are abandoned, mistreated, or downtrodden in some way, both husbands and wives, and give them another opportunity to live lives filled with peace and love.
11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
This is a repeat of the scriptures from Matthew except that you can see that YaHuSHuWah recognized that the same rules applied equally to women as he references the woman who puts away her husband. This supports my earlier statement that Deut 24:1-4 applies equally to husbands and wives. Notice that the word “divorce paper” is NOT used here. This scripture solely discusses “putting away” spouses WITHOUT divorce papers. And what does YaHuWaH say about this…he hates the PUTTING AWAY. No where in scripture does it say that YaHuWaH hates divorce. He, himself, divorced the House of Israel. Does YAHUWAH commit sinne? No way!
17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
18 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
This mirrors YaHuSHuWah’s words in Matthew and Mark and there is no difference. It is interesting that YaHuSHuWah repeats his words from Matt 5:17 about NOT changing the law before repeating again from Deut 24. Notice that he does not repeat the entire law with the 3 steps necessary to terminate a marriage contract, but he hones right in on the point they are missing out on. They were in the habit of putting away their wives, and skipping the step commanding them to write her a divorce, and for THIS reason YaHuSHuWah is calling them to task.
This is the end of a review of YaHuSHuWah’s words on the matter of divorce and remarriage and he fully supported Deut 24:1-4 and the instructions concerning divorce and remarriage but took them to task on the way in which they were trying to skirt around the law. This should be enough proof and we should not need the words of any other. YaHuWaH’s words and YaHuSHuWah, who spoke according to the Father’s words in all things, should be the final say. However, Brother Paul had quite a bit to say and so we must also address and align his words to YaHuSHuWah’s and to YaHuWaH’s.