Matthew 19
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1And it came to pass, when Jesus finished these words, He removed from Galilee, and came to the borders of Judea, beyond the Jordan, 2and great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them there.

3And the Pharisees came near to Him, tempting Him, and saying to Him, “Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?” 4And He answering said to them, “Did you not read that He who made [them] from the beginning, made them a male and a female, 5and said, For this cause will a man leave father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and they will be—the two—for one flesh? 6So that they are no longer two, but one flesh; what therefore God joined together, let no man separate.” 7They say to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give a roll of divorce, and to put her away?” 8He says to them, “Moses for your stiffness of heart permitted you to put away your wives, but from the beginning it has not been so. 9And I say to you that whoever may put away his wife, if not for whoredom, and may marry another, commits adultery; and he who married her that has been put away, commits adultery.”

10His disciples say to Him, “If the case of the man with the woman is so, it is not good to marry.” 11And He said to them, “All do not receive this word, but those to whom it has been given; 12for there are eunuchs who from the mother’s womb were so born; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who kept themselves eunuchs because of the kingdom of the heavens: he who is able to receive [it]—let him receive.”

13Then were brought near to Him children that He might put hands on them and pray, and the disciples rebuked them. 14But Jesus said, “Permit the children, and do not forbid them to come to Me, for of such is the kingdom of the heavens”; 15and having laid [His] hands on them, He departed from there.

16And behold, one having come near, said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good thing will I do that I may have continuous life?” 17And He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one [is] good except one—God; but if you will to enter into life, keep the commands.” 18He says to Him, “What kind?” And Jesus said, “You will not murder, You will not commit adultery, You will not steal, You will not bear false witness, 19Honor your father and mother, and, You will love your neighbor as yourself.” 20The young man says to Him, “All these I kept from my youth; what yet do I lack?” 21Jesus said to him, “If you will to be perfect, go away, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven, and come, follow Me.” 22And the young man, having heard the word, went away sorrowful, for he had many possessions;

23and Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you that hardly will a rich man enter into the kingdom of the heavens; 24and again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God.” 25And His disciples having heard, were exceedingly amazed, saying, “Who, then, is able to be saved?” 26And Jesus having earnestly beheld, said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

27Then Peter answering said to Him, “Behold, we left all, and followed You, what then will we have?” 28And Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you that you who followed Me, in the regeneration, when the Son of Man may sit on a throne of His glory, will sit—you also—on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel; 29and everyone who left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or fields, for My Name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold, and will inherit continuous life; 30and many first will be last, and last first.”

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