The marriage relationship is to be guarded and protected at all costs.

BibleGateway: Matthew 5:27-32

ESV Text: Matthew 5:27-32

Matthew 5:27-32 (Listen)

Lust

27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.

Divorce

31 “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 5

     27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 623:
O Perfect Love

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1. O perfect Love, all human thought transcending, 
Lowly we kneel in prayer before Thy throne 
That theirs may be the love which knows no ending, 
Whom Thou forevermore dost join in one. 

2. O perfect Life, be Thou their full assurance 
Of tender charity and steadfast faith, 
Of patient hope and quiet, brave endurance, 
With childlike trust that fears nor pain nor death. 

3. Grant them the joy which brightens earthly sorrow; 
Grant them the peace which calms all earthly strife 
And to life’s day the glorious unknown morrow 
That dawns uopn eternal love and life. 


Hymn: LSB 860 Gracious Savior, Grant Your Blessing
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