Didn't Jesus give one legitimate reason for divorce & re-marriage?

Is it not true, that Jesus did give one legitimate reason for divorce and remarriage? Adultry?
This seems to be evidenced in the following verse;

Matthew 5:32 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.

No other reason is given in the New Testament, save this one and it was given by Christ Himself.


Actually the key to understanding this passage lies in how the Greek word PORNEIA is translated. “Illicit or unnatural relations” instead of adultery gives a very different meaning to what the Lord said. This should clear the matter up for you:


Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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