Mark 10:11-12 Cesaire Literal Translation
(11) And He says to them if ever one dismisses the woman of him and takes other he adulters (up)on this one.
(12) and if this one dismissing her man takes other she adulters.
The taboo question in many biblical religious cultures is, 'At the Exodus, after Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (Israel), does Jesus (God) condemn for adultery the man who takes another legal woman without dismissing his current woman, keeping in mind Deuteronomy 4:2, 5:32, Matthew 5:17-18, Luke 16:27-31, Revelation 14:12?'
The English language speaks of 'commit adultery with a woman' but the Greek language speaks of 'adultering a woman' in his heart and 'adultering (up)on a woman'.
Does the unphysical adultery of the man have any consequence for the woman (adultered or adulteress) to make her a persona non grata who is ineligible for remarriage?
If the man physically adulters the woman of another man, does that make his own unloosed woman adultered or an adulteress?
Greek μοιχός (moichos) = adulterer (James 4:4)
Greek μοιχαλις (moichalis) = adulteress (James 4:4)
Greek μοιχευθηναι = adultered (Matthew 5:32)
Does 'adultering a woman' (Greek) in his heart makes the woman adultered or an adulteress even unbeknownst to her?
Matthew 5:27-28 ASV
(27) Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
(28) but I say unto you, that every one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
In the Pentateuch, adultery was simply sex with the woman (not wife) of another man (not husband).
In the New Testament, Jesus forbids breaking up a couple. Jesus added to adultery the desire or lust in the heart of the man after a woman, the letting loose of the other from the man or from the woman for any reason other than fornication, and the cleaving to a woman who was let loose. Adultery, in the Bible, is not the same as fornication, according to 1 Corinthians 5:1.
(10) And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
(27) Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not commit adultery: (28) but I say unto you, that every one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Matthew 5:32 ASV
(32) but I say unto you, that every one that putteth away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, maketh her an adulteress: and whosoever shall marry her when she is put away committeth adultery.
Mark 10:11-12 ASV
(11) And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her [Gr. this one, the another]:
(12) and if she herself [Gr. this one, the another] shall put away her husband, and marry another, she committeth adultery.
A third relationship of the woman with the former man who loosed her from him after the woman had been with another man is prohibited, even if she became a widow. Deuteronomy 24:4.
The dismissed woman is not allowed to go back to the former man if the woman had been with another man, even after the other man died (Deuteronomy 24:1-4).
Deuteronomy 24:1-4 ASV
(1) When a man taketh a wife, and marrieth her, then it shall be, if she find no favor in his eyes, because he hath found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.
(2) And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife.
(3) And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, who took her to be his wife;
(4) her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before Jehovah: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which Jehovah thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
Matthew 5:17-18 ASV
(17) Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfil.
(18) For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished.
Mark 10:9 EMTV
(9) Therefore what God has united together, let not man separate."
Jesus did not abolish the commandments of the Holy Scriptures of the Hebrews (Matthew 5:17-18) unless He does so explicitly like in forbidding the breakup of a man and a woman (Mark 10:9) after they cleave to each other.
Mark 10:11-12 CLV
(11) And He is saying to them, "Whosoever should be dismissing his wife and should be marrying another is committing adultery against [around] her [the new woman]." (12) And if she [the new woman], dismissing her husband, should ever be marrying another, she is committing adultery."
Are the translations of the New Testament telling all the truth on remarriage? Translations sometimes fail to transmit all the nuances of the original tongues (Matthew 28:1 is an example) whether it because of a lack of genius of the language or because of the malicious intention of the translators (Matthew 28:1, Luke 2:2). Mark 10:11-12 seems to share the responsibility of a breakup equally to both the man and the woman, as if in the breakup both parties are guilty of adultery, making them both adulterers in case they remarry. However, in the breakup of Mark 10:11-12, the man sins against the woman but why does the woman not sin against the man? If the man sins against the woman, according to the translations, the woman should not be considered as already 'adultered' to another man. Are the translations missing something?
Mark 10:2-12 ASV
(2) And there came unto him Pharisees, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? trying him.
(3) And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?
(4) And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
(5) But Jesus said unto them, For your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.
(6) But from the beginning of the creation, Male and female made he them.
(7) For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife;
(8) and the two shall become one flesh: so that they are no more two, but one flesh.
(9) What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
(10) And in the house the disciples asked him again of this matter.
(11) And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her:
(12) and if she herself shall put away her husband, and marry another, she committeth adultery.
Which woman commits adultery in verses 11 and 12? The previous dismissed woman who did not commit adultery with another man or the new woman? Whom does the man commit adultery against? The dismissed woman or his new woman? Which woman ["if she herself"] puts away the man and, if she marries another man, commits adultery? The dismissed woman or his new woman?
Note that the verse 12 does not say 'if they themselves' (Matthew 5:17-18).
The main point of adultery which Jesus addresses is based on the dismissal of either spouse with the intention to be with another spouse. Is the woman bound to a man with no way out from the man?
1 Corinthians 7:10-11 ASV
(10) But unto the married I give charge, yea not I, but the Lord, That the wife depart not from her husband
(11) (but should she depart, let her remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband); and that the husband leave not his wife.
According to 1 Corinthians 7:10-11, the woman is not forever bound to her man no matter what the situation might be to put up with in the relationship. We read that the woman may leave the man but she only has the option to remain open to reconcile with her man if she chooses to.
The woman is allowed to separate but she may not be involved with another man while she is separated (1 Corinthians 7:11).
Involvement with another man closes the path to reconciliation with the formerly dismissed man. Remember, going back to a man after having been with another man is prohibited even if the new man dies (Deuteronomy 24:3-4).
Salvation is out of the Jews (John 4:22) not out of Christians. In other words, salvation if from Christian Judaism not out of Christianity.