Matthew 19

CHAPTER 19

Jesus Teaches Concerning Divorce

And it came to pass when Jesus finished these words, he moved from Galilee, and he came unto the borders of Judea on the other side of the Jordan. And [3followed 4him 2multitudes 1great]; and he cured them there. And [3came forward 4to him 1the 2Pharisees] testing him, and saying to him, Is it allowed to a man to dismiss his wife for every reason? And he answering said to them, Did you not read that the one making from the beginning, [3male 4and 5female 1made 2them]. And he said, On account of this [2shall leave 1a man] the father and the mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and [3will be 1the 2two] for [2flesh 1one]. So that no longer are they two, but [2flesh 1one]. What then God yoked together, let not man separate! They say to him, Why then did Moses give charge to give a scroll of divorce, and to dismiss her? He says to them that, Moses for the hardness of your heart committed to your care to dismiss your wives; [2from 3the beginning 1but] it happened not thus. And I say to you, that who ever should dismiss his wife, not for harlotry, and should marry another, commits adultery; and the one being dismissed marrying, commits adultery. 10 [2say 3to him 1His disciples], If thus is the fault of the man with the wife, it is not advantageous to marry. 11 And he said to them, Not all have space for this word, but to the ones whom it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs, the ones who from [2belly 1the mother's] were procreated thus; and there are eunuchs, the ones who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs, the ones who made eunuchs of themselves on account of the kingdom of the heavens. The one being able to have space, let him have space!

Jesus Prays for the Children

13 Then they brought to him children that [2the 3hands 1he should place] upon them, and should pray for them; but the disciples reproached them. 14  And Jesus said, Allow the children, and do not restrain them to come to me! for of such is the kingdom of the heavens. 15 And having placed [3upon 4them 1the 2hands], he went from there.

The Rich Young Man

16 And behold, one having come forward said to him, [2teacher 1Good], what good thing shall I do, that I should have life eternal? 17  And he said to him, Why do you call me good? no one is good except one -- God. But if you want to enter into the life, keep the commandments! 18 He says to him, Which? And Jesus said, The one -- you shall not murder; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not witness falsely; 19 esteem your father and your mother; and, you shall love your neighbor as yourself. 20 [3says 4to him 1The 2young man], All these I kept from my youth; what still do I lack? 21 [2said 3to him 1Jesus], If you want to be perfect, go away and sell your possessions, and give to poor ones! and you shall have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me! 22 [4having heard 1And 2the 3young man] the word went forth fretting; for he was holding [2possessions 1many]. 23  And Jesus said to his disciples, Amen I say to you that, with difficulty a rich man shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens. 24 And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel [2through 3the hole 4made by an awl 1to go], than a rich man [2into 3the 4kingdom 5of God 1to enter]. 25 And having heard, his disciples were overwhelmed exceedingly, saying, Who then is able to be delivered? 26 And looking, Jesus said to them, By men this is impossible, but by God all things are possible. 27 Then responding Peter said to him, Behold, we left all, and followed you; what then will be to us? 28  And Jesus said to them, Amen I say to you, that you, the ones following me, in the regeneration, whenever [4should be seated 1the 2son 3of man] upon the throne of his glory, [2shall sit 3also 1you] upon twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And every one who left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or fields, because of my name, [2a hundred-fold 1shall receive], and [3life 2eternal 1shall inherit]. 30 But many first will be last, and last first.
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