Scripture Readings

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mark 10:2-12 (Gospel)

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The Pharisees came and asked Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” testing Him.
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And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?”
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They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to dismiss her.”
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And Jesus answered and said to them, “Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
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But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’
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’For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,
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’and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh.
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Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.
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In the house His disciples also asked Him again about the same matter.
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So He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her.
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And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.