(Mt. 19:1-12, Mk. 10:1-12)
The Pharisees asked Jesus about the divorce letter and sending the wife away. Their question was based on Deut. 24:1, which tells about the possibility of divorce in case a disgracing circumstance has been found in the wife. Christ clearly rejects divorce, citing the words of the Book of Genesis that a man should leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and the two will be one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.