Matthew 19:1 And it came to passe when Iesus had finished those sayinges, he gat him from Galile, and came into the coostes of Iury beyonde Iordan,
Christ healeth the sick:
Matthew 19:2 and much people folowed hym, and he healed them there.
answereth the Pharisees concerning divorcement:
Matthew 19:3 Then came vnto him the Pharises, tempting him, & saying to hym: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wyfe for all maner of causes? Matthew 19:4 He aunswered and sayde vnto them: Haue ye not reade, howe that he whiche made man at the beginnyng, made them man and woman Matthew 19:5 and sayd: for this thynge, shall a man leaue father and mother & cleaue vnto his wyfe, & thei twayne but one flesh. Matthew 19:6 Wherefore now are they not twaine, but one fleshe. Let not man therefore put a sunder, that whiche God hath couppled together. Matthew 19:7 Then sayd they to him: why did Moyses commaund to geue a testimoniall of diuorcement, & to put her awaye? Matthew 19:8 He sayde vnto them: Moyses because of the hardnes of youre hertes suffred you to put away your wyfes: But from the beginning it was not so. Matthew 19:9 I say therfore vnto you, whosoeuer putteth awaye hys wyfe, (except it he for fornicacion) & marieth another, breaketh wedloke. And whosoeuer maryeth her, which is diuorced, doth commit aduoutry.
sheweth when marriage is necessary:
Matthew 19:10 Then sayde his disciples to him: if the matter be so betwene man and wyfe, then is it not good to marye. Matthew 19:11 He sayde vnto them: all men can not awaye with that sayinge, saue they to whome it is geuen. Matthew 19:12 There are chaste whiche were so borne out of theyr mothers bealy. And there are chaste whiche be made of men. And there be chast which haue made them selues chaste for the kyngdom of heauens sake. He that can take it let hym take it.
receiveth little children:
Matthew 19:13 Then were brought to him iong chyldren, that he should put his handes on them & praye. And the disciples rebuked them. Matthew 19:14 But Iesus sayd suffer the chyldren and forbid them not to come to me: for of suche is the kyngdome of heauen. Matthew 19:15 And when he had put his handes on them he departed thence.
instructeth the young man how to attain eternal life,
Matthew 19:16 And beholde one came and saide to him: good master, what good thinge shall I do, that I maye haue eternall lyfe? Matthew 19:17 He sayde to him: why callest þu me good? there is none good but one, & that is God. But if thou wilt enter into lyfe, kepe the commaundementes, Matthew 19:18 The other sayd to him: Which And Iesus sayde: Breake no wedloke, kyll not, steale not: beare not false witues, Matthew 19:19 honoure father and mother, and loue thy neyghboure as thy selfe.
and how to be perfect:
Matthew 19:20 And the iong man sayd vnto him: I haue obserued all these thynges from my youth, what lacke I yet? Matthew 19:21 And Iesus sayde vnto him, if thou wilt be perfecte go and sell that thou haste, and geue it to the poore, and thou shalt haue treasure in heauen, and come and folowe me. Matthew 19:22 When the ionge man hearde that saying: he went away mournynge. 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 saye vnto you: it is harde for a riche man to enter into the kyngdom of heauen. Matthew 19:24 And moreouer I saye vnto you, it is easier for a Camel to go thorow the eye of a nedle, then for a ryche man to entre into the kyngdom of God Matthew 19:25 When his disciples hearde that, thei were exceadingly amased saying: who then can be saued? Matthew 19:26 Iesus beheld them and sayde vnto them: with men this is impossible, but with God al thynges are possible.
and promiseth reward to those that forsake any thing to follow him.
Matthew 19:27 Then aunswered Peeter and sayde vnto hym: Beholde we haue forsaken all and folowed the, what shall we haue? Matthew 19:28 Iesus sayde vnto them: Verely I saye vnto you: when the sonne of man shall sit in the seate of hys maiestie, yea, which folow me in the second geueracion, shall sitte also vpon .xij. seates, and iudge the .xij. tribes of Israel. Matthew 19:29 And whosoeuer forsaketh houses, or brethren, or systers, other father or mother, or wyfe or chyldren, or landes, for my names sake, the same shal receyue an .C. folde, & shal enherite euerlasting life. Matthew 19:30 Many that are firste shall be last, and the last shalbe the first.