Matthew 19:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these words, he withdrew from Galilee, and came to the coasts of Judaea beyond the Jordan;
Christ healeth the sick:
Matthew 19:2 and great crowds followed him, and he healed them there.
answereth the Pharisees concerning divorcement:
Matthew 19:3 And the Pharisees came to him tempting him, and saying, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? Matthew 19:4 But he answering said [to them], Have ye not read that he who made [them], from the beginning made them male and female, Matthew 19:5 and said, On account of this a man shall leave father and mother, and shall be united to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh? Matthew 19:6 so that they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate. Matthew 19:7 They say to him, Why then did Moses command to give a letter of divorce and to send [her] away? Matthew 19:8 He says to them, Moses, in view of your hardheartedness, allowed you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not thus. Matthew 19:9 But I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, not for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery; and he who marries one put away commits adultery.
sheweth when marriage is necessary:
Matthew 19:10 His disciples say to him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. Matthew 19:11 And he said to them, All cannot receive this word, but those to whom it has been given; Matthew 19:12 for there are eunuchs which have been born thus from [their] mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs of men; and there are eunuchs who have made eunuchs of themselves for the sake of the kingdom of the heavens. He that is able to receive [it], let him receive [it].
receiveth little children:
Matthew 19:13 Then there were brought to him little children that he might lay his hands on them and pray; but the disciples rebuked them. Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and do not hinder them from coming to me; for the kingdom of the heavens is of such: Matthew 19:15 and having laid his hands upon them, he departed thence.
instructeth the young man how to attain eternal life,
Matthew 19:16 And lo, one coming up said to him, Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have life eternal? Matthew 19:17 And he said to him, What askest thou me concerning goodness? one is good. But if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments. Matthew 19:18 He says to him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Matthew 19:19 Honour thy father and thy mother, and Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
and how to be perfect:
Matthew 19:20 The young man says to him, All these have I kept; what lack I yet? Matthew 19:21 Jesus said to him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell what thou hast and give to [the] poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. Matthew 19:22 But the young man, having heard the word, went away grieved, for he had large possessions.
telleth his disciples how hard it is for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God:
Matthew 19:23 And Jesus said to his disciples, Verily I say unto you, A rich man shall with difficulty enter into the kingdom of the heavens; Matthew 19:24 and again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to enter a needle's eye than a rich man into the kingdom of God. Matthew 19:25 And when the disciples heard [it] they were exceedingly astonished, saying, Who then can be saved? Matthew 19:26 But Jesus, looking on [them], said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
and promiseth reward to those that forsake any thing to follow him.
Matthew 19:27 Then Peter answering said to him, Behold, *we* have left all things and have followed thee; what then shall happen to us? Matthew 19:28 And Jesus said to them, Verily I say unto you, That *ye* who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit down upon his throne of glory, *ye* also shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Matthew 19:29 And every one who has left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit life eternal. Matthew 19:30 But many first shall be last, and last first.