Matthew 19:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus finished these words, he removed from Galilee, and did come to the borders of Judea, beyond the 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 the Pharisees came near to him, tempting him, and saying to him, 'Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?' Matthew 19:4 And he answering said to them, 'Did ye not read, that He who made [them], from the beginning a male and a female made them, Matthew 19:5 and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and they shall bethe twofor one flesh? Matthew 19:6 so that they are no more two, but one flesh; what therefore God did join together, let no man put asunder.' Matthew 19:7 They say to him, 'Why then did Moses command to give a roll of divorce, and to put her away?' Matthew 19:8 He saith to them'Moses for your stiffness of heart did suffer you to put away your wives, but from the beginning it hath not been so. Matthew 19:9 'And I say to you, that, whoever may put away his wife, if not for whoredom, and may marry another, doth commit adultery; and he who did marry her that hath been put away, doth commit adultery.'
sheweth when marriage is necessary:
Matthew 19:10 His disciples say to him, 'If the case of the man with the woman is so, it is not good to marry.' Matthew 19:11 And he said to them, 'All do not receive this word, but those to whom it hath been given; Matthew 19:12 for there are eunuchs who from the mother's womb were so born; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who kept themselves eunuchs because of the reign of the heavens: he who is able to receive [it]let him receive.'
receiveth little children:
Matthew 19:13 Then were brought near to him children that he might put hands on them and pray, and the disciples rebuked them. Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, 'Suffer the children, and forbid them not, to come unto me, for of such is the reign of the heavens;' Matthew 19:15 and having laid on them [his] hands, he departed thence.
instructeth the young man how to attain eternal life,
Matthew 19:16 And lo, one having come near, said to him, 'Good teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have life age-during?' Matthew 19:17 And he said to him, 'Why me dost thou call good? no one [is] good except OneGod; but if thou dost will to enter into the life, keep the commands.' Matthew 19:18 He saith to him, 'What kind?' 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 mother, and, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.'
and how to be perfect:
Matthew 19:20 The young man saith to him, 'All these did I keep from my youth; what yet do I lack?' Matthew 19:21 Jesus said to him, 'If thou dost will to be perfect, go away, sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me.' Matthew 19:22 And the young man, having heard the word, went away sorrowful, for he had many 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 to you, that hardly shall a rich man enter into the reign of the heavens; Matthew 19:24 and again I say to you, it is easier for a camel through the eye of a needle to go, than for a rich man to enter into the reign of God.' Matthew 19:25 And his disciples having heard, were amazed exceedingly, saying, 'Who, then, is able to be saved?' Matthew 19:26 And Jesus having earnestly beheld, 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, 'Lo, we did leave all, and follow thee, what then shall we have?' Matthew 19:28 And Jesus said to them, 'Verily I say to you, that ye who did follow me, in the regeneration, when the Son of Man may sit upon a throne of his glory, shall sitye alsoupon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel; Matthew 19:29 and every one who left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or fields, for my name's sake, an hundredfold shall receive, and life age-during shall inherit; Matthew 19:30 and many first shall be last, and last first.