The high divorce rate in South Africa today is having a devastating effect on society in general, and on the Church in particular. In view of this serious situation and the great diversity in contemporary views regarding the divorce and remarriage, the question arises: What does Jesus teach about Divorce and Remarriage? In this paper an attempt is made to answer this question by means of a Biblical exegesis of Matthew 19:3-9, taking the context of Jesus’ teachings into consideration, such as the positions of the Jewish schools of Shammai and Hillel regarding the issue of divorce.

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