This blog may be aimed at individuals who find themselves married to toxic spouses and helping them throughout the divorce process. But sometimes religious beliefs need to be observed before devout Christians do something may regret later. What does God say about divorce in the bible? “Bible divorce verses” , as many call them , should be interpreted by the reader according to what their hearts dictate. If they’re still unsure then they should certainly seek counsel with their religious leaders.
Listed below are the bible divorce verses I was able to find upon my research on the internet. I hope they give you the clarity you seek. I don’t know if you will find a ‘loophole’ that will allow you to exit your marriage or the firm instruction to stay and continue to be abused, neglected, lied to , etc. If you decide to stay with your spouse then I wish you all the best and I hope they will change for your family’s sake (although, not likely). If you decide to leave or are still undecided, then please see the other articles on this website – they may help you make up your mind.
31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
18 “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
1 Corinthians 7:39
39 A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.
33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
19 They shall fine him a hundred shekels of silver and give them to the young woman’s father, because this man has given an Israelite virgin a bad name. She shall continue to be his wife; he must not divorce her as long as he lives.
1 “If a man divorces his wife and she leaves him and marries another man, should he return to her again? Would not the land be completely defiled? But you have lived as a prostitute with many lovers— would you now return to me?” declares the LORD.
16 “The man who hates and divorces his wife,” says the LORD, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,” says the LORD Almighty. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.
19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
1 Corinthians 7:11-13
8 I gave faithless Israel her certificate of divorce and sent her away because of all her adulteries. Yet I saw that her unfaithful sister Judah had no fear; she also went out and committed adultery.
1 This is what the LORD says: “Where is your mother’s certificate of divorce with which I sent her away? Or to which of my creditors did I sell you? Because of your sins you were sold; because of your transgressions your mother was sent away.
8 Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. 9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
3 So then, if she has sexual relations with another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is released from that law and is not an adulteress if she marries another man.