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How did we ever begin to read "Whosoever divorces his wife" into those places where Jesus literally said, "Whosoever puts away or abandons his wife?” It may be that the mistranslation in 1611 started the whole process. The American Standard Version corrected the error in 1901. It never became popular enough to make much difference.

Almost everything that has ever come off a printing press, even Greek-English lexicons, has been influenced by the King James Version. Now tradition has taught us to read "divorced" in our mind, though our eyes actually read "put away" in the King James Version.