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Want to know what the Bible says about Divorce? Here are 131 Bible verses about Divorce from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Luke 16:18 NIV
“Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
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Matthew 5:32 NIV
But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
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1 Corinthians 7:10-11 NIV
10 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11 But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.
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1 Corinthians 7:15 NIV
But if the unbeliever leaves, let it be so. The brother or the sister is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace.
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Matthew 19:6 NIV
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
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Matthew 19:9 NIV
I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
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Malachi 2:16 NIV
“The man who hates and divorces his wife, ” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,” says the Lord Almighty.
So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.
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Matthew 19:8 NIV
Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.
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Romans 7:2 NIV
For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law that binds her to him.
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Matthew 5:31-32 NIV
31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
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Mark 10:12 NIV
And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.”
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Genesis 2:24 NIV
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
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Hebrews 13:4 NIV
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
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1 John 2:3-4 NIV
3 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. 4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.
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Deuteronomy 24:1-4 NIV
24 If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house, 2 and if after she leaves his house she becomes the wife of another man, 3 and her second husband dislikes her and writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house, or if he dies, 4 then her first husband, who divorced her, is not allowed to marry her again after she has been defiled. That would be detestable in the eyes of the Lord. Do not bring sin upon the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance.
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1 Corinthians 7:10 NIV
To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband.
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Jeremiah 3:8 NIV
I gave faithless Israel her certificate of divorce and sent her away because of all her adulteries. Yet I saw that her unfaithful sister Judah had no fear; she also went out and committed adultery.
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Exodus 14:14 NIV
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
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1 Corinthians 7:39 NIV
A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.
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1 Corinthians 7:11 NIV
But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.
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