What the Bible Says About

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Is divorce ever permissible?

Divorce is never permissible.

Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Matthew 19:6

Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery. -- Mark 10:11

Whosoever putteth away his wife and marrieth another, committeth adultery. -- Luke 16:18

Only when the wife is unfaithful

Whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery. Matthew 5:32

Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery. Matthew 19:9

When the 'unbelieving' partner chooses to leave

But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. 1 Corinthians 7:15

When the husband is displeased with his wife

When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife. Deuteronomy 24:1-2

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