Abusing God's Word: An Example
Jesus is Making a Point
Jesus is on the Offensive
Jesus on the offensive
9:10 A The House of Shammai say, “A man should divorce his wife only because he has found grounds for it in unchastity,
B “since it is said, Because he has found in her indecency in anything (Dt. 24:).”
C And the House of Hillel say, “Even if she spoiled his dish,
D “since it is said, Because he has found in her indecency in anything.
E R. Aqiba says, “Even if he found someone else prettier than she,
F “since it is said, And it shall be if she find no favor in his eyes (Dt. 24:1).”
Jesus therefore brings in this other flagrant sin of the Pharisees and exhibits likewise how they manipulate the Word of God in order to permit its open violation, their most famous teachers showing them the way.