Hi, looks like all of you have studied the topic more than I have, so I won't say too much. My first thought when reading the OP and a few of the responses was, Jesus won't devorce us, but God DID devorce Israel. Secondly, wasn't Joseph engaged to Mary, not Married? Thirdly on Hosea, The LORD overlooked all sorts of imorality of the wives beause it wasn't as important as spiritual imorality. Ho 4:12 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused [them] to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God. Ho 4:13 They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof [is] good: THEREFORE your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery. Ho 4:14 I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: Fourth, Any man who as much as looks at another woman the wrong way is an adulterer, so it isnt an uncommon sin, and all have sinned, and isn't that the point of the discourse in Matt, which is summed up as 'be ye perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect', if you want to keep the Law that is, but until you reach that lofty hight, you will need to learn to recieve and walk as a sinner in Grace. Fifth, If God suffred Divorce under Law, would Christ not suffer it even more so under Grace?