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Matthew 19:8

8 He * said to them, Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to 1divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way.

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Matthew 19:8 — The New International Version (NIV)

Jesus replied, Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.

Matthew 19:8 — English Standard Version (ESV)

He said to them, Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.

Matthew 19:8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

Matthew 19:8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Jesus replied, Moses permitted divorce only as a concession to your hard hearts, but it was not what God had originally intended.

Matthew 19:8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

He said to them, Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.

Matthew 19:8 — New Century Version (NCV)

Jesus answered, “Moses allowed you to divorce your wives because you refused to accept God’s teaching, but divorce was not allowed in the beginning.

Matthew 19:8 — American Standard Version (ASV)

He saith unto them, Moses for your hardness of heart suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it hath not been so.

Matthew 19:8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

He says to them, Moses, in view of your hardheartedness, allowed you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not thus.

Matthew 19:8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Jesus answered them, “Moses allowed you to divorce your wives because you’re heartless. It was never this way in the beginning.

Matthew 19:8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

He told them, Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because of the hardness of your hearts. But it was not like that from the beginning.

Matthew 19:8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

He said to them, It was because you were so hard-hearted that Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.

Matthew 19:8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

He said to them, “Moses, with reference to your hardness of heart, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not like this.

Matthew 19:8 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Jesus replied, “Moses let you divorce your wives because you were stubborn. But it was not this way from the beginning.


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