3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man eto put away his wife for every cause? 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that fhe which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, gFor this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and hthey twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 7 They say unto him, iWhy did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? 8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the khardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.