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Matthew 19

Matthew 19:1 And it came to passe that when Iesus had fynisshed these sayinges, he gat hym from Galile, & came into the coastes of Iewry beyonde Iordan,

Christ healeth the sick:

Matthew 19:2 & moche people folowed hym, & he healed them there.

answereth the Pharisees concerning divorcement:

Matthew 19:3 The Pharises also came vnto him temptinge him, & saying vnto him: Is it lawfull for a man to make a deuorcement wt his wyfe for any maner of cause? Matthew 19:4 He answered & sayd vnto them: Haue ye not red, how þt he which made man at þe begynnynge made them man & woman: Matthew 19:5 & sayd, for thys cause shall a man leaue father & mother, & shall cleue vnto hys wyfe, & they twayne shalbe one flesshe. Matthew 19:6 Wherfore now, they are not twayne, but one flesshe. Let not man therfore put a sunder, þt whych God hath coupled together. Matthew 19:7 They saye vnto hym: why dyd Moses then commaunde to geue a testimoniall of dyuorsement, & to put her awaye? Matthew 19:8 He sayde vnto them: Moses (because of the hardnes of youre hertes) suffered you to put awaye youre wyfes: But from þe beginnyng it was not so. Matthew 19:9 I saye vnto you: whosoeuer putteth awaye his wyfe (except it be for fornicacion) & marieth another, breaketh wedlocke. And whoso marieth her whych is deuorsed, doeth commyt aduoutry.

sheweth when marriage is necessary:

Matthew 19:10 Hys disciples saye vnto him: yf þe mater be so betwene man & wyfe, then is it not good to mary. Matthew 19:11 He sayd vnto them: all men cannot comprehend this saying saue they to whom it is geuen: Matthew 19:12 for ther are some chaste whych are so borne out of their mothers wombe. And ther are some chaste, which be made chaste of men. And ther be chaste, which haue made them selues chaste for þe kyngdome of heuens sake. He that can comprehende it, let him comprehend it.

receiveth little children:

Matthew 19:13 Then were there brought vnto hym yonge chyldren, that he shuld put hys handes on them, & praye. And þe disciples rebuked them. Matthew 19:14 But Iesus sayde vnto them: suffre the chyldren & forbid them not to come vnto me: for of soch is the kyngdom of heauen. Matthew 19:15 And when he had put hys handes on them, he departed thence.

instructeth the young man how to attain eternal life,

Matthew 19:16 And beholde, one came, & sayd vnto him: good master, what good thynge shall I do that I maye haue eternall lyfe? Matthew 19:17 He sayd vnto him: why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, & þt is God. But yf þu wilt entre into lyfe, kepe the commaundementes. Matthew 19:18 He sayeth vnto hym. Whych? Iesus sayde Thou shalt not commit manslaughter. Thou shalt not commyt aduoutrye: Thou shalt not steale: Thou shalt not beare false witnes: Matthew 19:19 honoure father and mother: and þu shalt loue thyne neybour as thy selfe.

and how to be perfect:

Matthew 19:20 The younge man sayeth vnto him: All these thinges haue I kepte from my youth vp: what lacke I yet? Matthew 19:21 Iesus sayd vnto hym, yf thou wilt be perfecte go & sell that þu hast, & geue to þe poore, & shall haue treasure in heauen, & come & folowe me. Matthew 19:22 But when the younge man herde þt saying, he went awaye sorye. For he had grete possessyons.

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: Uerely I say vnto you: it shalbe harde for the ryche to enter into the kingdom of heauen. Matthew 19:24 And agayne I saye vnto you: it is easyer for a camell to go through the eye of a nedle, then for the ryche to enter into the kyngdom of God. Matthew 19:25 When the disciples hearde this, they were excedindly amased, saying: who than can be saued? Matthew 19:26 But Iesus behelde them, and sayd vnto them: wyth men this is vnpossyble but wt God all thynges are possyble.

and promiseth reward to those that forsake any thing to follow him.

Matthew 19:27 Then answered Peter, & sayd vnto him: Beholde we haue forsaken all, and folowed the, what shall we haue therfore? Matthew 19:28 Iesus sayd vnto them: verely I saye vnto you: that when the sonne of man shall syt in the seate of hys maiestye, ye þt haue folowed me in there generacyon shall syt also vpon .xij. seates, & iudge the .xij. trybes of Israel. Matthew 19:29 And euery one that forsaketh house, or brethren, or systers, or father, or mother, or wyfe, or chyldren, or landes, for my names sake, shall receaue an hundred folde, & shall inheret euerlastynge lyfe. Matthew 19:30 But many that are fyrst, shalbe last and the last shalbe fyrst.

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