Matthew 19:1-12 Supplemental Reading


MATTHEW 19:1 -12



Genesis 1:27   “And God created the man in His image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  And God blessed them.  And God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it.’”


Genesis 2:23f    And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and he slept; and He took one from his ribs and closed up the flesh underneath.  And Jehovah God formed the rib which He had taken from the man into a woman and brought her in to the man.  And the man said, ‘This is now at last bone from my bones and flesh from my flesh; for this shall be called woman, because out of man this has been taken.’  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall be attached to his wife, and they shall be in one flesh.”


Deut 24:1-5     “When a man has taken a wife and married her, and it happens that she does not find favor in his eyes because of some shameful matter; and he writes her a writing of dismissal and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house; and if she leaves his house and goes and becomes another man’s wife; and the latter husband hates her and writes her a writing of dismissal and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house; or if the latter husband who took her to him to be his wife dies, then her former husband who sent her away may not take her again to be his wife after that, she is defiled.  For it is an abomination before Jahveh, and you shall not cause the land which Jahveh is giving you as an inheritance to sin.”  (Note:  the word “defiled” is a state resulting from gross immorality, and which is viewed a “abominable” to God.  It is the same state resulting from activities described by the New Testament word “fornication.”)


Ma]. 2:13-16     And this have you done again, coveting the altar of the Lord with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that He regards not the offering any more, or receives with good will at your hand.  Yet you say, “wherefore?”  Because the Lord has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously:  yet is she your companion, and the wife of your covenant?  And did not He make one?  Yet had He the residue of the spirit.  And wherefore one? That He might seek a godly seed.  Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. For the Lord, the God of Israel, says that He hates “putting away”: for one covers violence with his garment says the Lord of hosts:  therefore take heed to your spirit, that you deal not treacherously.


Matt. 5:31    “But I say to you that every one who puts away his wife except for fornication causes her to be an adulteress, and whosoever marries her who has been put away, commits adultery.”


Matt. 19:1-12   (Already printed)  (See also Mark 10:2-12, which is the parallel passage, and which adds the following: “And if she, having dismissed her husband, marries another, she commits adultery.”)


Luke 16:18      “Whosoever puts away his wife, and marries another, commits adultery; and whosoever marries her that is put away from her husband commits adultery.


I Cor. 7:1-15      “Now concerning the things of which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch (carnally) a woman; but because of the fornications let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.  Let the husband render the duty to the wife; and likewise also the wife to the husband.  The wife does not rule her own body, but the husband; and also likewise the husband does not rule his own body, but the wife.  Do not deprive each other unless by agreement for a time that you might have leisure for prayer, and come together again lest Satan tempt you because of the want of self-control.  Now this I say by allowance, not by command.  But I wish all men to be as even myself; but each man has his own gift from God, one thus, another so.  Now I say to the unmarried men and to the widows, it is good for them to remain as I also.  But if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry.  For it is better to marry than to burn.  But to those having married I direct, not I but the Lord, let not a woman be severed from her husband, but if, indeed, she is severed, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband, and let not a husband dismiss his wife.  And to the rest say I, not the Lord:  If any brother has an unbelieving wife, and she consents to live with him, let him not leave her; and a woman who have an unbelieving husband and he consents to live with her, let her not leave the husband.  For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified in the wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified in the brother; when then your children are unclean, but now they are holy.  But if the unbelieving one separates himself, let him be separated; the brother or the sister is not bound in such cases.


Rom. 7:1-3        Or are you ignorant, brothers (for I speak to ones knowing law) that the law lords it over the man such lime as he lives? For the married woman is bound by law to the living husband; but if the husband dies she has been discharged from the law of the husband.  Therefore while the husband lives if she should come to another husband she shall manifest an adulteress.  But if the husband dies, she is free from the law, not to be an adulteress having come to another husband.


I Cor. 7:39-40   A wife is bound for so long a time her husband lives; but if the husband sleeps, she is free to be married to whom she wishes – only in the Lord.  But she is happier if she remains so, according to my opinion; and I think I also to have the Spirit of God.





Deut. 22:13-30 Regarding: virginity, rape, premarital sex, the inviolability of sexual union, punishments for fornication, etc.