Matthew 19:1 And it came to passe, wha Iesus had ended these sayenges, he gat him fro Galile, & came i to ye coastes of Iewry beyonde Iordane,
Christ healeth the sick:
Matthew 19:2 & moch people folowed him, and he healed them there.
answereth the Pharisees concerning divorcement:
Matthew 19:3 Then came vnto him the Pharises & tepted him, & sayde vnto him: Is it laufull for a man to put awaye his wife for eny maner of cause? Matthew 19:4 He answered & sayde vnto the: Haue ye not red, how yt he which made (man) at the begynnynge, made the ma & woma, Matthew 19:5 & sayde: For this cause shal a ma leaue father & mother, & cleue vnto his wife, & they two shalbe one fleshe. Matthew 19:6 Now are they not twayne then, but one flesh. Let not man therfore put a sunder, yt which God hath coupled together. Matthew 19:7 Then sayde they: Why dyd Moses then comaunde to geue a testimonyall of deuorsement, & to put her awaye? Matthew 19:8 He sayde vnto the: Moses (because of ye hardnes of yor hertes) suffred you to put awaye youre wyues: Neuertheles fro the begynnynge it hath not bene so. Matthew 19:9 But I saye vnto you: Whosoeuer putteth awaye his wife (excepte it be for fornicacion) and marieth another, breaketh wedlocke. And who so marieth her yt is deuorced, commytteth aduoutrye.
sheweth when marriage is necessary:
Matthew 19:10 Then sayde his disciples vnto him: Yf ye matter be so betwene ma and wife, the is it not good to mary. Matthew 19:11 But he sayde vnto them: All me can not coprehende yt sayenge, saue they to who it is geue. Matthew 19:12 For there be some gelded, which are so borne from their mothers wombe: and there be some gelded, which are gelded of men: & there be some gelded, which haue gelded the selues for the kyngdome of heauens sake. He that can coprehende it, let him comprehende it.
receiveth little children:
Matthew 19:13 Then were brought vnto him yoge children, yt he shulde put his hondes vpon the, & praye. And ye disciples rebuked them. Matthew 19:14 But Iesus sayde: Suffre ye childre, & forbyd the not to come vnto me, for vnto soch belogeth the kyngdome of heauen. Matthew 19:15 And wha he had layed his hodes vpo the, he departed thece.
instructeth the young man how to attain eternal life,
Matthew 19:16 And beholde, one came vnto him, and sayde: Good master, what good shal I do, yt I maye haue the euer lastinge life? Matthew 19:17 He sayde vnto him: Why callest thou me good? there is none good, but God onely. Neuertheles yf thou wilt entre into life, kepe ye comaudemetes. Matthew 19:18 The sayde, he vnto him: Which? Iesus saide: Thou shalt not kyll: thou shalt not breake wedlocke: thou shalt not steale: thou shalt beare no false wytnes: Matthew 19:19 Honoure father and mother: and thou shalt loue thy neghboure as thy self.
and how to be perfect:
Matthew 19:20 Then sayde the yonge ma vnto him: All these haue I kepte fro my youth vp: what lack I yet? Matthew 19:21 Iesus sayde vnto him: Yf thou wilt be perfecte, go thy waye and sell that thou hast, & geue it vnto the poore, and thou shalt haue a treasure in heauen, and come and folowe me. Matthew 19:22 Whan ye yonge man herde yt worde, he wente awaye sory, for he had greate possessions.
telleth his disciples how hard it is for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God:
Matthew 19:23 Iesus sayde vnto his disciples: Verely I saie vnto you: it shalbe harde for a rich man to entre in to the kyngdome of heaue. Matthew 19:24 And morouer I saye vnto you: It is easier for a Camell to go thorow the eye of a nedle, the for a rich man to entre in to the kyngdome of heauen. Matthew 19:25 Whan his disciples herde that, they were exceadingly amased, and sayde: Who can the be saued? Matthew 19:26 Neuertheles Iesus behelde them, and sayde vnto them: With men it is vnpossyble, but with God all thinges are possyble.
and promiseth reward to those that forsake any thing to follow him.
Matthew 19:27 Then answered Peter & sayde vnto him: Beholde, we haue forsake all, and folowed the: What shal we haue therfore? Matthew 19:28 Iesus sayde vnto the: Verely I saye vnto you: that when the sonne of man shal sytt in the seate of his maiestye, ye which haue folowed me in the new byrth, shal syt also vpon twolue seates, and iudge ye twolue trybes of Israel. Matthew 19:29 And who so euer forsaketh houses or brethre, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or londes, for my names sake, the same shal receaue an hundreth folde, and inheret euerlastinge life. Matthew 19:30 But many that be the first, shalbe the last: and the last shalbe the first.