74 Fascinating Bible Verses About Divorce and Remarriage

74 Fascinating Bible Verses About Divorce and Remarriage

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74 Fascinating Bible Verses About Divorce and Remarriage

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Divorce is a challenging subject. According to the Bible, a man is united to his wife through marriage. A married man must hold fast to his wife in the same way a married woman is bound to her husband. But because we are humans, we suffer from the hardness of heart and fall prey to the flesh.

Often, we'll hear that God hates divorce. You'll listen to a lot of judgment from people saying there is no reason for divorce. We will dive into the Biblical grounds for divorce and what God commands in these situations.

In today's Bible study, we will look at the Biblical grounds for what the Bible teaches about divorce and remarriage:

What does the Bible say about divorce and remarriage?

1. Genesis 1:27-28 KJV

Genesis 1:27-28

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

2. Deuteronomy 24:1 KJV

Deuteronomy 24:1

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.

3. Malachi 2:15 KJV

Malachi 2:15

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.

4. 1 Corinthians 6:16 KJV

1 Corinthians 6:16

What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

5. Deuteronomy 24:5 KJV

Deuteronomy 24:5

When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.

6. Ephesians 5:22-24 KJV

Ephesians 5:22-24

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

7. 1 Corinthians 7:11 KJV

1 Corinthians 7:11

But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.

8. John 15:12 KJV

John 15:12

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

9. 1 Corinthians 7:13 KJV

1 Corinthians 7:13

And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

10. Romans 7:1 KJV

Romans 7:1

Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?

11. Genesis 2:24 KJV

Genesis 2:24

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

12. Mark 10:12 KJV

Mark 10:12

And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

13. Mark 10:2 KJV

Mark 10:2

And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.

14. 1 Corinthians 7:2 KJV

1 Corinthians 7:2

Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

15. Mark 10:11-12 KJV

Mark 10:11-12

And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

16. Matthew 5:31 KJV

Matthew 5:31

It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

17. Matthew 19:8 KJV

Matthew 19:8

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.

18. Hebrews 13:4 KJV

Hebrews 13:4

Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

19. 1 John 1:9 KJV

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

20. Matthew 5:28 KJV

Matthew 5:28

But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

21. Mark 10:6-9 KJV

Mark 10:6-9

But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

22. Matthew 19:8-9 KJV

Matthew 19:8-9

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. 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.

23. Matthew 1:19 KJV

Matthew 1:19

Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.

24. Ezekiel 44:22 KJV

Ezekiel 44:22

Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.

25. Ephesians 5:25 KJV

Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

26. 1 Corinthians 7:15-16 KJV

1 Corinthians 7:15-16

But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

27. Malachi 2:15-16 KJV

Malachi 2:15-16

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, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the Lord of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.

28. Romans 7:2 KJV

Romans 7:2

For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

29. 2 Corinthians 6:14 KJV

2 Corinthians 6:14

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

30. Genesis 2:23-24 KJV

Genesis 2:23-24

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 shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

31. 1 Corinthians 7:16 KJV

1 Corinthians 7:16

For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

32. Matthew 19:3 KJV

Matthew 19:3

The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

33. Jeremiah 3:1 KJV

Jeremiah 3:1

They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the Lord.

34. Mark 10:11 KJV

Mark 10:11

And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.

35. 1 Corinthians 7:39 KJV

1 Corinthians 7:39

The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.

36. Deuteronomy 22:19 KJV

Deuteronomy 22:19

And they shall amerce him in an hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.

37. 1 Corinthians 7:15 KJV

1 Corinthians 7:15

But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.

38. Proverbs 31:10 KJV

Proverbs 31:10

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

39. 1 Corinthians 7:8-9 KJV

1 Corinthians 7:8-9

I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

40. Mark 10:9 KJV

Mark 10:9

What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

41. Matthew 5:31-32 KJV

Matthew 5:31-32

It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

42. Matthew 19:4-6 KJV

Matthew 19:4-6

And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

43. 1 Timothy 3:2 KJV

1 Timothy 3:2

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

44. 1 Corinthians 7:12 KJV

1 Corinthians 7:12

But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.

45. Mark 10:2-12 KJV

Mark 10:2-12

And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

46. 1 Timothy 3:1-7 KJV

1 Timothy 3:1-7

This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

47. Luke 16:18 KJV

Luke 16:18

Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.

48. Exodus 20:14 KJV

Exodus 20:14

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

49. Proverbs 18:22 KJV

Proverbs 18:22

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.

50. 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

51. Romans 7:2-3 KJV

Romans 7:2-3

For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

52. Proverbs 30:18-19 KJV

Proverbs 30:18-19

There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.

53. Colossians 3:18-19 KJV

Colossians 3:18-19

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

54. Ephesians 4:32 KJV

Ephesians 4:32

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

55. Matthew 19:9 KJV

Matthew 19:9

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.

56. Luke 14:26 KJV

Luke 14:26

If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

57. Exodus 21:10-11 KJV

Exodus 21:10-11

If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish. And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free without money.

58. Ephesians 5:33 KJV

Ephesians 5:33

Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

59. Matthew 19:4 KJV

Matthew 19:4

And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

60. Matthew 5:32 KJV

Matthew 5:32

But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

61. Matthew 19:6 KJV

Matthew 19:6

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

62. 1 Peter 3:7 KJV

1 Peter 3:7

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

63. Malachi 2:16 KJV

Malachi 2:16

For the Lord, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the Lord of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.

64. Ephesians 4:2 KJV

Ephesians 4:2

With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

65. Isaiah 50:1 KJV

Isaiah 50:1

Thus saith the Lord, Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? 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.

66. 1 Timothy 5:8 KJV

1 Timothy 5:8

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

67. Matthew 19:5 KJV

Matthew 19:5

And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

68. 1 Corinthians 7:10 KJV

1 Corinthians 7:10

And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:

69. Proverbs 22:6 KJV

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

70. Genesis 2:18 KJV

Genesis 2:18

And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

71. Jeremiah 3:8 KJV

Jeremiah 3:8

And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

72. 1 Corinthians 7:12-14 KJV

1 Corinthians 7:12-14

But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.

73. Matthew 19:12 KJV

Matthew 19:12

For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

74. Matthew 19:7 KJV

Matthew 19:7

They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

Conclusion

Jesus Christ's love transcends all sins. No matter if you have a certificate of divorce or suffered physical abuse in a marriage, God will make you whole again. God has called for you to guard yourselves against sin. The marriage covenant is precious in God's eyes. What God has joined, no one can pull apart. May you experience victory through Jesus Christ.

God bless!

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