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And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again. (Mark:10:1)


Resort - to journey together; by implication to assemble: - go with resort.

Wont - A primary verb; to be used (by habit or conventionality); neuter perfect participle usage: - be custom (manner wont).


And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. (Mark:10:2)


And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? (Mark:10:3)


And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. (Mark:10:4)


And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. (Mark:10:5)


Precept - injunction that is an authoritative prescription: - commandment precept.


But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. (Mark:10:6)


Creation - original formation (properly the act; by implication, the thing literally or figuratively): - building creation creature ordinance.

God - a deity; the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very: - X exceeding God god [-ly -ward].

Male – male (as stronger for lifting): - male man.

Female - to suckle; by implication to suck: - (give) suck (-ling); female woman.


The fact that, “From the beginning of the creation God made them male and female,” has absolutely nothing to do with, “Writing a bill of divorcement,” for a man’s wife to put her away.


In the beginning, “Man” was created in God’s image and likeness, which means, “They; man,” was male and female; one, as in, “A” man; one man, was both male and female, in one body; one “Spirit Body!”


For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; (Mark:10:7)


Man – the countenance; man faced that is a human being: - certain man.

Father – a father (literally or figuratively near or more remote): - father parent.

Mother – a mother (literally or figuratively immediate or remote): - mother.

Cleave – to glue to that is (figuratively) to adhere: - cleave join (self).

Wife – a woman; specifically, a wife: - wife woman.


And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. (Mark:10:8)


Twain – two: - both, twain two.

One - one or first: - a (certain) + agree first one X other.

Flesh - flesh (as stripped of the skin) that is (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food) or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit) or as the symbol of what is external or as the means of kindred or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions) or (specifically) a human being (as such): - carnal (-ly + -ly minded) flesh ([-ly]).


What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (Mark:10:9)


Joined - to yoke together that is (figuratively) conjoin (in marriage): - join; together.

Asunder - to place room between that is part; reflexively to go away: - depart put asunder separate.


There was and is no way to, “Put asunder,” the male and female or the man and wife!


The male and female are a, “Spiritual Combo.”


The author of the Gospel of Mark, whether it was intentional, revealed a sacred secret or at the very least, invited those who have, “Ears to Hear,” to investigate further.


And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. (Mark:10:10)


And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. (Mark:10:11)


And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committed adultery. (Mark:10:12)


According to the meanings of the pertinent words in verse eleven and twelve chapter ten of the Gospel of Mark, the whole “Episode” is a “Parable in Disguise.”


Matthew


And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; (Matthew:19:1)


And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there. (Matthew:19:2)


The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? (Matthew:19:3)


The author of the Gospel of Matthew added the phrase, “For every cause.”


In the Gospel of Mark:


And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. (Mark:10:2)


And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, (Matthew:19:4)


The Hebrew meaning:


Male – From H2142; properly {remembered} that {is} a male (of man or {animals} as being the most noteworthy sex): - X {him} {male} man ({child} -kind).

H2142 - A primitive root; properly to mark (to be {recognized}) that {is} to remember; by implication to mention.

Female - From H5344; female (from the sexual form): - {female} woman.

H5344 - to {puncture} literally (to {perforate} with violence) or figuratively (to {specify} {designate} libel): - {appoint} {blaspheme} {bore} {curse} {express} with {holes} {name} {pierce} strike through.


The difference between the Greek meaning of the words, “Male and Female” and the Hebrew meanings seems to be that the Greek are focused on, “Muscles and Breast” whereas the Hebrew focus is, “Functionality” of a single entity:


Male – male (as stronger for lifting): - male man.

Female - to suckle; by implication to suck: - (give) suck (-ling); female woman.


And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? (Matthew:19:5)


Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (Matthew:19:6)


They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? (Matthew:19:7)


Writing of divorcement - properly something separative that is (specifically) divorce: - (writing of) divorcement.


He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. (Matthew:19:8)


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 put away doth commit adultery. (Matthew:19:9)


The author of the Gospel of Matthew seems to always have an answer for whatever happens to come up concerning the “Law of Moses.”


It seems one of the agendas of the Gospel of Matthew is to “Change” the Mosaic Law, in this case, the author of the Gospel of Matthew added, “Fornication” as an acceptable reason for a man to put away his wife.


Whose fornication, the husband’s, or the wife's?!


Luke


Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery. (Luke:16:18)


The Gospel of Luke seems to have no interest in “Adultery.”


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