Bob Dudley said: ******* Just a cultural reminder here.Back in those days,a man could put away his wife for anything. But if she was not fooling around and committing fornication,then the husband was to give her a "bill of divorcement". This would let the folks know that she was a clean living woman. But many a man would simply refuse to give her the bill of divorcement.Feelings run high,and the woman was not appreciated.This would cause all that married such a woman to legally be an adulterer,and they would technically both be committing adultery in their society. But most know that if a man marries her that is put away and that she has committed fornication is himself an adulterer. So the man that puts away his wife and give no bill of divorcement even when she is innocent not only falsely shows her to be impure but himself becomes an adulterer,because she really was pure,and now he is not,by marrying another. Notice that it does not say "he that putteth away his wife commits adultery"; as many run to. But he that putteh away his wife,EXCEPT it be for fornication,AND SHALL MARY ANOTHER,commiteth adultery. If God was merciful to the Children of Israel during the days of the Law,I beleive that the same mercy is forwarded us even with a new freedom.However,just because we are free from the law does not give liscence to sin and abuse the grace of God. PeterAV Holy Bible There is only one.