Some Pharisees came, and to test Jesus they asked, “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?” Jesus answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a husband to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.” But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses wrote this commandment for you. But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Then in the house the disciples asked Jesus again about this matter. He said to them, “Whatever man divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.” People were bringing little children to Jesus in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the dominion of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the dominion of God as a little child will never enter it.” And Jesus took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.