Matthew 19

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1And it came to pass that when Jesus had finished these words, he departed from Galilee and came into the borders of Judaea beyond the Jordan; 2and a great multitude followed him, and he healed them there.

3Then the Pharisees came unto him, tempting him and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for any cause? 4And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he who made them at the beginning made them male and female? 5And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and they shall be two in one flesh. 6Therefore they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate. 7They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a bill of divorce and to put her away? 8He said unto them, Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. 9And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication and shall marry another, commits adultery, and whosoever marries her that is put away commits adultery. 10His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not expedient to marry. 11But he said unto them, Everyone cannot receive this word, except those unto whom it is given. 12For there are some eunuchs who were so born from their mother’s womb; and there are some eunuchs who were made eunuchs of men; and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs because of the kingdom of the heavens. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

13Then were there brought unto him little children that he should put his hands on them and pray, and the disciples rebuked them. 14But Jesus said, Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of the heavens. 15And he laid his hands on them and departed from there.

16And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life? 17And he said unto him, Why dost thou call me good? There is none good but one, that is, God, but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. 18He said unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt not murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19Honour thy father and thy mother, and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 20The young man said unto him, All these things I have kept from my youth up; what do I lack? 21Jesus said unto him, If thou desire to be perfect, go and sell what thou hast and give it to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me. 22But when the young man heard that word, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

23Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, It is difficult that a rich man shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens. 24And again I say unto you, It is easier to put a cable through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 25But his disciples hearing these things were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? 26But Jesus beheld them and said unto them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. 27Then Peter answered and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? 28And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, to judge the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And every one that has forsaken houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for my name’s sake shall receive a hundredfold and shall inherit eternal life. 30But many that are first shall be last, and many of the last shall be first.