They say to him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorce, and to put her away?
Treasury of Scripture
Matthew 5:31 It has been said, Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce:
Deuteronomy 24:1-4 When a man has taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favor in his eyes...
Isaiah 50:1 Thus said the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother's divorce, whom I have put away?...
Jeremiah 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce...
Mark 10:4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorce, and to put her away.
Matthew 1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privately.
Malachi 2:16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, said that he hates putting away: for one covers violence with his garment, said the LORD of hosts...
ContextTeaching About Divorce
1And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; 2And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there. 3The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him, and saying to him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? 4And he answered and said to them, Have you not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall join to his wife: and they two shall be one flesh? 6Why they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder. 7They say to him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorce, and to put her away? 8He said to them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. 9And I say to you, Whoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery: and whoever marries her which is put away does commit adultery. 10His disciples say to him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. 11But he said to them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. 12For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
They say unto him, Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorcement, and to put her away?
They say to him: Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorce, and to put away?
Darby Bible Translation
They say to him, Why then did Moses command to give a letter of divorce and to send her away?
King James Bible
They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
Young's Literal Translation
They say to him, 'Why then did Moses command to give a roll of divorce, and to put her away?'