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Matthew 19

Matthew 19:1 And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judaea beyond Jordan;

Christ healeth the sick:

Matthew 19:2 and great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.

answereth the Pharisees concerning divorcement:

Matthew 19:3 And there came unto him Pharisees, tempting him, and saying, Is it lawful [for a man] to put away his wife for every cause? Matthew 19:4 And he answered and said, Have ye not read, that he which made [them] from the beginning made them male and female, Matthew 19:5 and said, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the twain shall become one flesh? Matthew 19:6 So that they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Matthew 19:7 They say unto him, Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorcement, and to put [her] away? Matthew 19:8 He saith unto them, Moses for your hardness of heart suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it hath not been so. Matthew 19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her when she is put away committeth adultery.

sheweth when marriage is necessary:

Matthew 19:10 The disciples say unto him, If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not expedient to marry. Matthew 19:11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, but they to whom it is given. Matthew 19:12 For there are eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are eunuchs, which were made eunuchs by men: and there are eunuchs, which made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

receiveth little children:

Matthew 19:13 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should lay his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

instructeth the young man how to attain eternal life,

Matthew 19:16 And behold, one came to him and said, Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why askest thou me concerning that which is good? One there is who is good: but if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments. Matthew 19:18 He saith unto 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 saith unto him, All these things have I observed: what lack I yet? Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. Matthew 19:22 But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowful: for he was one that had great 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 unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, It is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. Matthew 19:25 And when the disciples heard it, they were astonished exceedingly, saying, Who then can be saved? Matthew 19:26 And Jesus looking upon [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 answered Peter and said unto him, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee; what then shall we have? Matthew 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Matthew 19:29 And every one that hath left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life. Matthew 19:30 But many shall be last [that are] first; and first [that are] last.

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