Matthew 19:1 And it came to passe, that when Iesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galile, & came into ye coasts of Iudea beyond Iordan.
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 Then came vnto him the Pharises tempting him, & saying to him, Is it lawfull for a man to put away his wife vpon euery occasion? Matthew 19:4 And he answered & sayd vnto them, Haue ye not read, that hee which made them at the beginning, made them male and female, Matthew 19:5 And sayd, For this cause, shal a man leaue father and mother, and cleaue vnto his wife, and they which were two shalbe one flesh. Matthew 19:6 Wherefore they are no more twaine, but one flesh. Let not man therefore put asunder that, which God hath coupled together. Matthew 19:7 They said to him, Why did then Moses commaund to giue a bill of diuorcement, and to put her away? Matthew 19:8 He sayd vnto them, Moses, because of the hardnes of your heart, suffered you to put away your wiues: but from the beginning it was not so. Matthew 19:9 I say therefore vnto you, that whosoeuer shall put away his wife, except it be for whoredome, and marry another, committeth adulterie: and whosoeuer marieth her which is diuorced, doeth commit adulterie.
sheweth when marriage is necessary:
Matthew 19:10 Then sayd his disciples to him, If the matter be so betweene man and wife, it is not good to marry. Matthew 19:11 But he sayd vnto them, All men cannot receiue this thing, saue they to whom it is giuen. Matthew 19:12 For there are some eunuches, which were so borne of their mothers belly: & there be some eunuches, which be gelded by men: and there be some eunuches, which haue gelded them selues for the kingdome of heauen. He that is able to receiue this, let him receiue it.
receiveth little children:
Matthew 19:13 Then were brought to him litle children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. Matthew 19:14 But Iesus sayd, Suffer the litle children, and forbid them not to come to me: for of such is the kingdome of heauen. Matthew 19:15 And when he had put his hands on them, he departed thence.
instructeth the young man how to attain eternal life,
Matthew 19:16 And beholde, one came and sayd vnto him, Good Master, what good thing shal I doe, that I may haue eternall life? Matthew 19:17 And he said vnto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, eue God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keepe ye commandemets. Matthew 19:18 He sayd to him, Which? And Iesus sayde, These, Thou shalt not kill: Thou shalt not commit adulterie: Thou shalt not steale: Thou shalt not beare false witnesse. Matthew 19:19 Honour thy father and mother: and thou shalt loue thy neighbour as thy selfe.
and how to be perfect:
Matthew 19:20 The yong man sayd vnto him, I haue obserued all these things from my youth: what lacke I yet? Matthew 19:21 Iesus sayd vnto him, If thou wilt be perfite, go, sell that thou hast, & giue it to the poore, and thou shalt haue treasure in heauen, & come, and followe me. Matthew 19:22 And when the yong man heard that saying, he went away sorowfull: for he had great possessions.
telleth his disciples how hard it is for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God:
Matthew 19:23 Then Iesus sayd vnto his disciples, Verely I say vnto you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdome of heauen. Matthew 19:24 And againe I say vnto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, then for a rich man to enter into ye kingdome of God. Matthew 19:25 And whe his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amased, saying, Who then can be saued? Matthew 19:26 And Iesus behelde them, and sayde vnto them, With men this is vnpossible, 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 to him, Beholde, we haue forsaken all, and followed thee: what therefore shall we haue? Matthew 19:28 And Iesus said vnto them, Verely I say to you, that when the Sonne of man shall sit in the throne of his maiestie, ye which folowed me in the regeneration, shal sit also vpon twelue thrones and iudge the twelue tribes of Israel. Matthew 19:29 And whosoeuer shal forsake houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my Names sake, he shall receiue an hundreth folde more, and shall inherite euerlasting life. Matthew 19:30 But many that are first, shalbe last, and the last shalbe first.