“EXCEPT IT BE FOR FORNICATION”
Regarding Divorce and Remarriage, Jesus said:
Matthew 19:8 “ … Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
Matthew 19:9 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 putaway doth commit adultery.
Many teachers are ignoring the clause “EXCEPT IT BE FOR FORNICATION.”
The word used in Matthew 19:9 for Fornication is PORNEIA so let’s see how that word is defined:
“FORNICATION - porneia - is used for illicit sexual intercourse … as it is used in Matthew 19:9 it stands for, or includes, adultery.” W. E. Vine