1And from there he set out and went into the territory of Judea and beyond the Jordan. And again crowds came together before him, and as was his custom, again he taught them. 2And after the Pharisees came, in order to test him, they asked him a question, "Is it permissible for a man to release his wife?" 3And he answered and said to them, "What did Moses command you?" 4And they said, "Moses allowed him to write a certificate of divorce and to release her."5And Jesus said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart, he wrote to you that commandment. 6From the beginning of creation, male and female he made them. 7For this reason, a person will leave behind his father and his mother and become joined to his wife. 8And the two will become one flesh, so that they are no longer two but one flesh. 9Now what God has yoked together, let no person separate.
10And in the house, again the disciples questioned him concerning this. 11And he said to them, "Whoever might release his wife and might marry another, then he commits adultery against her. 12And if she might release her husband and might marry another, she commits adultery."
13And they continually brought children to him, so that he might touch them. But the disciples rebuked them. 14But when Jesus saw, he was indignant and said to them, "Let the children come to me. Don’t try to stop them. For to these is the Kingdom of God. 15Amen I say to you, unless you might receive the Kingdom of God as a child, then you will absolutely not enter into it." 16And after he took them into his arms, he blessed them and lay his hands upon them.