What the Bible Says about
Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage

John Coblentz

What does the Bible say
about remarriage after divorce?

Page 58

"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" (Mark 10:11, 12).

"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" (Romans 7:2, 3).

Jesus and Paul are both unmistakably clear -- remarriage is wrong while one's partner lives. Divorce does not give the right to marry again. To remarry is to enter a relationship of adultery.

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